"Atlanta's Ashen mixes the sweeping, ethereal sounds of early '90s bands like Curve and Swervedriver with the more visceral style of indie
bands like Sarge and Jejune. The group formed in 1996, it was initially conceived as an instrumental trio by guitarist B.J. Hale, bassist Kelly
Guinn, and drummer Benjamin Cenis. Two years later, vocalist Erin Akemi joined the lineup to add another dimension to Ashen's sound."