Once upon a time in the desert oasis of Los Angeles lived a graphic designer - Andy Scott; an audio engineer - Tommy Hazerian; and a set lighting technician - Greg Capp. Three dudes paid to work on other people’s art, but with no art of their own.
What were these guys thinking, harboring this desire to explore a boundless, instrumental genre that some call "post rock?" Was it divine inspiration? Mutual boredom? The impossibility of putting up with a lead singer? Probably that last one, but either way, the three found each other from a simple ad placed in that most desperate of resources, flakelist...er, uh...craigslist.
After devoting themselves to songwriting for the better part of a year they finally felt they had enough material for their debut album. So in early 2012, with Andy on guitars, Tommy handling the low end, and Greg flailing at his kit, the three holed up in a studio with engineer Brandon Duncan (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Ziggy Marley) and began work on their first album, The Spirit Molecule. After releasing the album on Dooms Day (December 21, 2012), 1000 Suns began gigging around southern California, writing music for several films and preparing material for their sophomore year of band camp.