Lucas and Conor met in LA in 2009, fortuitously, living in the same apartment building. They shared the same obsessive love of an eclectic variety of music, books and video games as well as a collective thought process and sharp, sarcastic sense of humor. They were good friends for 36 months before they understood that they could make music. At the same time, they were good friends with Will Hammond, another kindred spirit. They played, wrote, and experimented with a number of different musicians, forming Panic in Eden in 2011.
Well known record producer Jim Huff worked with Conor and Lucas, selecting 5 of their songs to produce their debut EP. With help from Randy Cooke, who has drummed for numerous national acts, and Darwin Johnson, a prominent LA session bass player, they recorded the bed tracks at Happy Endings Studio in Silver Lake in the spring of 2012. Moving over to Cottage on the Hill Studios in Glendale, with Will’s input, they worked diligently on the balance of the tracks.
After hearing an early demo and attending a M.O.T.H.E.R. band’s gig they felt that they absolutely had to have Will Hammond’s guitar and Arnold Ceja’s drums for PIE. Working constantly to find the right bass player brought them to Ray Blair. On the same day, Ray met them, practiced with them and played his first gig with them.
Panic in Eden's journey has just begun; their sound is dynamic, intelligent and young. They feature powerful, interesting vocals from Lucas with Conor’s harmony. These vocals are coupled with blistering guitar work from Conor and Will; Arnold and Ray unify the sound on drums and bass, providing a substantial, remarkable foundation for a fresh take on Rock n’ Roll.During this time they met Will Hammond and Arnold Ceja who were the principals in a band called M.O.T.H.E.R. and convinced them to come aboard.
Having finished their record in the fall of 2012 they started working on their live act. Ray Blair joined the band in May of 2013 adding his solid bass playing to the mix.
The band has pre-released a single from the EP and is playing live shows to solid reviews from their audience.
PIE's journey has just begun and their sound is dynamic and young, featuring powerfull vocals from Lucas, coupled with blistering guitar work from Conor and Will. Arnold and Ray round out the sound providing a solid foundation