The Up On In

The Up On In was formed in 1998, not long after I moved to NYC. At the time, it still seemed viable to have a reasonably successful band without vocals or any particular regard for genre or scene. We were called “jazzy,” and though I hear jazz’s influence on what we were writing, there’s a good deal else going on whose sources were closer to those of the post-hardcore and indie scenes we came from. I remain proud of this record and impressed with my collaborators.