Dark, intense, propulsive, quiet, loud, mysterious, Calmer Than You Are likes to make the kind of music that would work nicely as the soundtrack to a beautiful nightmare that takes place during the day, but on a planet with no sun. Their debut release, â€-Merica is the first album from an original Seattle quartet now living on separate oceans. The album displays the full array of styles that Calmer Than You Are produced over a two-year span as a band. Mainly instrumental, the music ranges from quiet ambience to intense and heavy, with a wide variety of songs featuring double drum sets, poetry, and samples of found sound. â€-Merica was Recorded by Aaron Semer of the Plains and Solyoni, and mixed by John Randolph of the Cops and Hello From Waveland. Mastered by Richard Coss of Damn These Monkey Hands and Other Men My Age. Calmer Than You Are is: Jonathan Kilian â€' drums, samples Kerry Meade â€' keyboards, accordion, vibraphone Jeff McCord â€' guitar, drums, glockenspiel, vocals Chris Pierson â€' bass, keyboards, percussion Press for Calmer Than You Are: "Inner city kids with promise, but without the necessary means for a necessary means for a higher education" - Brant.