Brothers Ross and Sasha Chornyy never played music together in their native Ukraine, though that changed upon immigrating to Canada in 2004. The pair – Ross on drums and Sasha on guitar and vocals – formed a band that was admittedly far removed from Life in Vacuum’s perfectly calculated chaos; then, they were introduced to acts like At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, and Refused, and everything changed.
“The idea was always kind of rooted in punk, but then we were set on experimenting with different sounds and styles and effects,” Sasha explains. Prior to the composition of All You Can Quit, current bassist Geoff Albrecht stepped in, making his presence apparent in the songwriting process. “We’re very rigid, my bother and I, so it was good to have a new voice in the fold,” Sasha admits. “It’s not so much a new sound as a new dynamic; the chemistry really works.”