Drew Roger Conrad (vocals, guitars, beats) and Mark Zelen (bass, guitars, keyboards) formed the Los Angeles-based trio in the early aughts with drummer Scotland Stephenson, who returned to his native state of Georgia in 2012. Always open to change and inspiration, Conrad and Zelen decided to carry on without a human drummer, indulging their more spatial, experimental inclinations along with Conrad’s lifelong obsession with beats and percussion.
So why the name ALSO? Our existence can often feel bleak, even horrific. But pain can help us open our hearts, because we now comprehend the suffering of others. Loss can give us the courage to never stop loving, because we understand that time passes quickly. A failure is also a way of learning, and therefore arguably not a failure at all. Let us keep this in mind - that in any given situation, there is also another way to look at the exact same circumstances. This knowledge can change lives, save lives, or perhaps just make a dark day brighter.