Brit, Shannon and Nathan were playing in a band together and they all quit at the same time and started their own thing. Due to the general brevity of the songs and co-opting the vernacular of the times they called it Austerity Measures. It's indie rock/post-punk with a strong anti-political/anti-religion bias, which is really difficult to parse in a lot of the songs because the message is largely couched in metaphor. Brit writes all the songs, plays guitar, sings, and takes anti-psychotics, which may explain why the songs are so hard to understand. Shannon plays bass and sings, Nathan plays drums and Jason also plays guitar and some keyboards. The whole band participates in song arrangement and reigning Brit in when he forgets to take his pills.
When we find time there'll be something more comprehensive here once we come up with the correct ratio of truths, obfuscastions, and exaggerations guaranteed to reassure the most jaded music business operator.