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Columbia, Missouri, United States

Columbia, Missouri, United States
Band Alternative Rock


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"Here We Are" by Cluthe/Lee
Released 2010

The album can be purchased at, iTunes store and various other digital outlets by searching the album name and band.



Matt and Chris first "met" each other through Pearl Jam's official community forum in spring 2009. Besides a mutual love for Pearl Jam, they found out each was a musician and after some conversations decided to try collaborating. Problem was that they lived in two different states and couldn't simply get together and jam. This lead to the idea that they would write music using their own equipment, writing up songs/demos that they'd send to the other using Apple's GarageBand application. The other would simply add parts until a song was created. The process was tricky at first and recording instruments without being in a studio was equally tricky.

In fall 2009 a flurry of music was being created and along the way a solid friendship formed. There were points (and continue to be) where there would be as many as 10 demo's they were working on simultaneously! With such a furious start to their collaboration, they had near 30 songs completed by the close of 2009. The idea of copyrighting them and releasing them on their own dime was discussed and away they went! The process of funding and releasing their first album was daunting, but in spring 2010 "Here We Are" was debuted for online purchase, and on CD in August 2010.

Matt and Chris play all of the instruments in the band, with exception to early songs where a drum loop was used until Chris obtained a proper drum kit. Matt is the vocalist/lyricist and rhythm guitar player. Chris writes a lot of music and tends to take a lead guitar approach to the music. There are several songs that feature Matt's wife Laurel on vocals. Over the last 70 plus songs they've done together, each has stepped into the others role on occasion which besides being a long distance "digital collaboration," is another element that makes this band truly unique and different from what many are doing out there currently.

Matt and Chris are influenced by a lot of the same bands/musicians such as, My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Neil Young, Elliott Smith, Neil Finn and of course Pearl Jam. They are self-professed music nerds who love creating as much as they do listening to it.