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Shimmering post-rock trio the Life and Times was formed in 2002 after the breakup of frontman Allen Epley's infamous math rock outfit Shiner. Guitarist Epley recruited Someday I's John Meredith on bass and Strings and Return drummer Mike Myers to make for a relentless three piece of layered guitars and driving rhythms. The band's initial output, The Flat End of the Earth EP on 54-40 or Fight! does entirely solidify the group's sound, but demonstrates a new found freedom for Epley to explore songwriting that ranges from the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate to Jawbox to R.E.M.. While not perfect, the EP suggests a fresh approach and endless possibilities for the Kansas City band.