In 2007, longtime best friends Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps moved to Portland, Oregon and decided to start a band. With all the
buoyancy and idealism of youth (being fresh out of high school at the time), and stimulated by the massive amount of creative
output surrounding them in their new city, they sketched out a vision for a massive friend band - the possibility of getting every
single one of their buds on stage and creating a monumental live show. Yet both boys have discerning taste, having
backgrounds in music theory from a tender age, and questioned the logistics of a chaotic set-up.