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Formed in Boston before moving to Atlanta in 2005, spirited indie rock foursome the Press rotate vocal duties, swap instruments from song to song, and blend pop/rock with their art rock. They recorded their first two releases, the Noxious Saucy Beast EP and The Red Comes Ringin' 7", at Atlanta's Shangri-La Studios. The studio closed not long after, and engineer Will Loftin reluctantly let the Press borrow his gear to record their drum tracks to 2" tape in a friend's living room, before the group set off for New York to finish recording. As the band settled into the big city, Milk and the Times That Never Were became a realization over a few months of late-night apartment recording sessions. Aiming to gain attention and stand out from the multitude of Brooklyn indie musicians on the rise, they started playing local shows wearing absurd homemade outfits (loin cloths, brightly colored mummy wraps, face paint, and cardboard boxes). The ploy paid off, and after one of the group's live performances in 2007, Goodnight Records picked up the Press and released their third EP that September. ~ Jason Lymangrover