Back in 2004 when guitarist Chris Carambot and vocalist Kelvin Uffré became disenchanted with current projects, they banded together to form Millsted. Originating out of the Bronx underground hardcore/metal scene, they quickly distanced themselves as new noise. They recorded their first self-titled EP, Millsted, and took to the road establishing brutal hardcore with spacey bombast
While going through multiple line-up changes Millsted went into the studio to record their second EP, Brief Case, all the while maturing to lush guitar structures and crooning vocal melodies. Standout tracks The Culprit, 10:43 and Flux all insinuated that this was a new Millsted with a taste for the epic
With a record release pending, the band managed to solidify its members when they added drummer, Peter Belloli, guitarist Robert Dumé and bassist Samuel Fernandez. Introducing brooding low frequency swagger with newly established twin guitar ice pick like riffs, the band forged new and old with its familiar vocal crooning sweets and drum assault of the bands core, to create Millsted’s distinct sound
That distinct sound would end up on their full-length album, Umm… Yea., where tracks El Delve and Dirty Elvis stand by the band’s rhetoric of indie and swagger, heavy and sweet.