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The Chicago-based electronic rock quintet I:Scintilla formed in 2003 and soon after self-released their debut album, The Approach. After a year packed with live performances, I:Scintilla signed to Belgian electro label Alfa-Matrix and released their first EP Havestar and second full-length album Optics.. Optics peaked at #6 on the Deutsche Alternative Charts Top 10 Albums list. Preceding the album release, I:Scintilla performed at Leipzig’s Wave-Gotik-Treffen in May 2007. The band toured the states extensively through 2008 with darkwave band The Crüxshadows. The following year, I:Scintilla released an EP titled Prey on You, and their third album Dying & Falling.

In 2012, I:Scintilla released a pair of EPs: Marrow 1 (acoustic) and Marrow 2. After a brief hiatus, I:Scintilla began recording their fourth album in the Spring of 2017 at Shirk Studios in Chicago, IL with producer Greg Panciera (Sylvia Massy, Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails, Dave Bianco). The record, entitled Swayed, was released September 21, 2018, preceded by the first single Carmena Saturna. Swayed is the first album of all-new material since 2010's Dying & Falling. I:Scintilla’s current lineup consists of vocalist Brittany Bindrim, guitarist Jim Cookas, drummer Vince Grech (Sister Machine Gun, Stromkern), bassist Dean Dunakin, and guitarist Myles Arwine.