Baltimore

Denny Bowen, guitar; Nick Podgurski, drummer; Brad Smith, bass; Sam Garrett, guitar

2004

progressive rock

ZS, Sleeping People, Genesis, Captain Beefheart

Since the band's songwriting process is collaborative, writing new music tends to take awhile, Podgurski said. The tracks on the full-length album Mortar focus more on the instruments than the vocals.

"We wrote three songs in a month once, and that was unheard of," Podgurski said. "Normally, we'll spend a couple practices just getting one part of a song."