Isolated in upstate New York, Gillenwalters wanted to combine the whimsy of Black Moth Super Rainbow with the meditativeness of Radiohead - culminating 2011's Poor Ian, a concept album about alienation.
Largely a studio project at the time, Basic Printer gained notable recognition through the James Blake-ian lucid dream that was "Rosecroft Mews," a track off of 2012's "Laconic." Blog attention aside, it caught the ear of Italian filmmaker Francesca Fini, who featured the song in her short film "White Noise".
Gillenwalters then took cues from the sunny potency of bands like of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel and Royal Bangs and started professing the same tortured subject matter in a more spirited light - this culminated into the confessional concept LP "Goodbyenary Code".
Gillenwalters moved to Nashville to debut a more proper Printer, releasing a self-titled EP on Brooklyn's Newlywed Records. "Basic Printer" was mastered by viral producer G Mills, who also lent live drumming alongside music scholar Aaron Walters and touring guitarist Peter Ferguson.
In 2018, Basic Printer released their proper debut full length record "Good Weird", inspired by an experimental single concocted with DC darlings Del Florida. Teaming up with Gillenwalters' personal hero Meth Dad, the two electronic freaks of Nashville put on a dual album release show for their respective releases on August 31, 2018.