Go West Young Men, Go West

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A small conservative town in Tennessee is as far from David Bowie, Muse, and Depeche Mode as you can get.  As most small towns go, teenagers in pinstriped suits and eyeliner don’t really fit the mold. The phrase “the nail that sticks out gets hammered down” comes to mind.  This was too true for us.

We pulled together friends and started playing live at local venues, and quickly stretched beyond in bigger southern and Midwestern cities.  Having reached as far as we could go, the decision was made to go west to the land of California.

But, small towns are like black holes.  Their strength comes from absorbing people and not letting go. The factory jobs, convenience stores, churches, local politics: all worked to maintain that small town mentality.

But for us, it didn’t matter. We were going to leave if it cost us everything.

Aaron and I saved what little money we could gather from our nothing jobs and packed our tour van full of all we had, which wasn’t much. After four 12-hour driving days, cheap motels, and breaking down several times in the Mojave desert, we arrived in Los Angeles.  Ever since, we’ve worked hard creatively crafting better and better songs, honing our sound. The dark, sleepless nights on the road, hangovers, playing for gas money to make it to the next gig  – it’s all worth our name on the marquee.

As we keep moving forward on this journey we realize more and more how important our fans are and it’s YOU, the listener that makes it worthwhile.

If you’d like to hear the most recent milestone of our journey, click hear to listen to our most recent album “MMXVI”.

Thank you for being a listener and for making it all matter.

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