Dire Wood began in 2004 in a downtown rent-house in Lafayette, LA. J Burton and Chad Viator had a history of making good music together, and before long they were filling the local dives with their chilling melody and haunting counterpoint. The deeds of this duo were well received, but soon the project took on more members. In March of 2005 Ryan DeJean and Frank Kincel were enlisted and the band recorded a 5 song eponymous EP. The idea quickly grew from the single cell simplicity of a bare-bones acoustic act into a full-bodied, complex, and electrically-powered creation. They self-released their first full-length \'Stand at the Edge and Listen\' in April 2006. It's mix of jangle-pop, romantic dissolution, and alt-country heartache secured Dire Wood a spot as a band of note in South Louisiana. Dire Wood, now joined by vocalist Tiffany Lamson, have released their second full-length The Escape now at radio across the US.