With more than 5 years of shows and two releases under their belt, Judah Johnson still feel like they're starting from scratch. In 2000, singer/guitarist and songwriter Daniel Johnson formed Judah Johnson with a strong desire to attempt to approach rock as if it had no history. After home-recording and issuing a self-titled EP as the first release on Flameshovel , the band soon experienced the familiar throes of touring and member changes on their way to releasing their debut full-length Kisses and Interrogation [Flameshovel 2003].
Then the band - at that point composed of Johnson, Charlie Koltak (drums), Rodrigo Palma (bass), and Steven Nistor (keyboards) - hit a wall. Strain set in and two months into a national tour, founding members Johnson and Koltak sat at the bar after a particularly soul-crushing show in Indianapolis and...