The concept of a juxtaposition of beautiful and aggressive sounds began when guitarist Craig Down set out to record a solo record with Felipe Patino. Craig reached out to Denver-based drummer Clayton Straughan for help with the record. Clayton asked bassist Drake Wheelless to join, and Craig brought along Connor Bourque to play guitar and vocalist Shane Eisley-Tracy to complete the line-up.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my life, it gives me ultimate joy and happiness.

What is your music dream?

To expose people to the music I've made for them.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Ending violence.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Pardon Me - Incubus

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Holy Fawn, VIS, RX Bandits, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Circa Survive, Deftones, The Mars Volta, Hopesfall, Incubus, J Dilla, DJ Screw

What inspires you to make music?

The feeling I get when I listen to other bands.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Don't give up.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like I'm floating on a cloud.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Where music is now is amazing, I only see it reaching more people and growing as an industry.

What do you think of Drooble?

Legit AF.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

cost of rehearsal space.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

By buying merchandise, attending shows, sharing music and talking about it with people I meet.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

multi-talented with media and digital solutions.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Ray Tyler