TATJ formed in the autumn of 2011 when Chris and Trevor were introduced at The Blind Tiger in Las Vegas by the spirit animal of the band, Chuck D. Trevor had just returned from a year of writing/demoing songs in Newport Beach, CA and Chris having just moved from San Diego. They began playing acoustic shows with Chris on a cajon, recording, and plotting the formation of a whole band. That would happen on Feb. 2nd 2012 with the addition of Joe Lawless, multi-instrumentalist formerly of The Shorewoods and 2-Point Suspicion, and bassist Dale Gilbert, when playing their first full band show at The Cheyenne Saloon after only an hours worth of rehearsal as a four piece. Recording of the songs Trevor made up in Newport, what would become debut albumThere Was Lightning, commenced July 2012 at Vegas' Chrome Werewolf Studio with engineer/producer Brian Garth of the band Black Camaro. Lightning was released 12/22/12 to rave reviews from local publications such as Las Vegas Weekly, Seven Magazine, and The Citylife(rip), as well as other alternative weeklies and blogs and began getting played independent and college radio stations. "Grooving at The Speed of Light" would be the bands first time hearing one of their songs on the radio when goodman Donald Hickey gave it a spin on the Neon Reverb radio show on 91.5fm in Las Vegas. The next couple of years would give way to tv appearances, a There Was Lightning vinyl release, and 150+ concerts including opening slots for noted psyche-rock bands The Warlocks, Spindrift, and Joel Gion from one of TATJs' collectively favorite bands, The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Line-up changes were also given-way to, and it now includes an influence of an influence on the bass in John Fallon of psyche-rock band The Steppes, who made an impact on members of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Take You to Stay, the bands second album, builds on the guitar-driven sound of the first with keyboards, sitarist Barnaby Gallagher on the title track, and a plethora of instruments. It was recorded and self produced, mostly at Joe's house by Joe save for the track "Found" which was started in Trevor's garage and finished at Joe's. Opting to spend as much time recording as possible, the band refrained from playing shows, appearances, and interneting until the albums surprise October 2017 release, which was coincided by a music video for new song "On My Mind" and some surprise acoustic shows at Record City in Las Vegas. The band is currently planning a run of spring shows as well as continuously recording impending albums. Much Love!