Assuage is the culmination of where it’s individual elements stand in understanding life. It was spawned in experiences and incidents occurring all over the world, but really grew legs in the shadows of the Colorado Rockies. It was named and purposed by Chau, fretted over and nurtured by Kevin, given fresh vitality by Chris and now survives off of our synergistic energies.
All members of the band had been happily exploring and creating music independently before ever being aware of each others existence. Then one fateful summer Kevin and Chau had a happenstance encounter. They talked music and Chau promptly showed Kevin one of her piano compositions, asking him to collaborate on it with her. Kevin quickly realized that Chau was not the usual. Although not properly band mates until Assuage was formed later, Kevin and Chau continued to share and work on musical and miscellaneous ideas together throughout the years.
Sometime later, Kevin was invited to play bass in local hardcore band Where Memories Fade, which was co-founded and kept in time by a young, sprightly Chris. WMF had been around for a few years before and Kevin was shown video of a live performance by singer and mutual friend Coby. The band had just lost their bassist so Kevin offered to try out; debauchery ensued. Incidentally, a WMF show is where Chau and Chris first met after Chau decided to stop by and see what Kevin had been up to musically. After the dissolution of WMF Chris continued on with other WMF members to form After the Murder. Kevin and Coby continued to collabor-ape on different projects. Everybody still met up to jam and party on the side.
Within the year Coby and Kevin moved to San Diego and for about 2 years there was no real news to speak of. Chris continued to play in a variety of projects and general jam sessions. In the down time Kevin scoured the coast for inspiration, concocting melodies and musical ideas along the way. Upon returning to Colorado Kevin and Chau began to collaborate again. Having composed a relatively large sum of music in his wanderings Kevin reconnected with an older, but still surprisingly sprightly, Chris and the two of them started getting together intermittently to shred and practice the compositions (but mostly just to shred).
Upon graduating from school Chris moved from one side of town right past Kevin to the other side of town, equally far away, but still the shredding intensified. They decided to start hunting for other “band members” to continue what had already been started. Their search was met with little success. After becoming a backing band for endless noodling guitar jams, accusations of sounding emo, come-and-go musical acquaintances, and the recent departure of their short-time bassist, Kevin pleaded with Chau to fill the then two-piece band’s collective bottom end with her third piece. Luckily Chau brought ten fingers to the table.
Since then the band has been honing its crapft and working on its debut EP, bringing us to the present. All members dancing with themselves no longer, bottom ends firmly in tact and tight as ever, and with shred reaching nearly face-melting temperatures, Assuage is poised to make the splash of an Olympic diver and ready to conquer the charts with their trademark style of blending-the-best-of-all-genres-then-stringing-them-together-thus-making-them-totally-un-listenable-to-and-equally-unmarketable. Folks, Assuage has arrived and they are showing no signs of slowing down… how could they? They weren’t moving anywhere to begin with.