Santa Fe Bandstand Presents

As In We and The Strange

Post Rock, Math Rock, Metal | Desert Rock

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Hailing from the high desert of Santa Fe, NM, As In We is a group of lifelong friends working to transmute their individual surroundings and collective inspiration into one distinct, animated voice. Beginning in 2009 as a magnetic three piece comprised of Haven Willis (guitar), Ben Durfee (drums), and Gunnar Lyon (bass), the band further expanded its expressive reach in 2011 by adding guitarist Eliza Lutz into the fold. Lutz provided a compelling new layer necessary to both balance and intensify the group’s complex instrumental compositions. This shift is evident on As In We’s debut self-release from September 2012, entitled “As It Should Be”, which consists of four tracks with the original three-piece line-up sandwiched between two tracks featuring additional guitar work by Lutz.

Born of blood, sweat and tears, The Strange is the culmination of many lives who have influenced what would become one of The Southwest’s most creative and hard-working true rock acts. Described as “young outlaws” the members of The Strange have battled through many a hardship and hurdle in the process of bringing their brand of “desert rock” to the ears of the region. With no official source of support, the band has managed to tour extensively across the Southwest, West Coast, Pacific Northwest and Midwest as well as having landed some impressive gigs in their hometown. Justin Lindsey’s honest songwriting accented by the powerful and soulful sound that Daniel Murphy, Andy Diekmann and Braden Anderson provide create a familiar, yet exciting new rock experience.

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