deadwood floats began as almost a distraction for adam and drew; it was a breezy way to pass through the last melancholy days of summer '09. no seriousness - hardly any mind was paid about where it might lead. but from those earliest demos grew something a bit more than airy distraction. when violinist katie showed up to record on those early demos, adam and drew grinned. katie's joining further concreted their style and deliberated their love for what they were doing. a weekend trip to athens - which consisted of playing about the streets for space cadets who wouldn't really listen - morphed their distinctly separate musicalities. a month or so later, forever-long-time friend tommy played a show as a special guest. realizing the true talent of the modest self-taught guitarist/vocalist, the final lineup for deadwood floats came to be. in a cold stairwell late one night, adam, drew and katie got down on one knee for a band proposal. now is deadwood floats, the four. drawing influences from artists such as bon iver, beirut, arcade fire, the shins and eddie vedder, they're often described as taking up the most melancholy vein of folk-rock. often the instruments will fall out, leaving behind only the bending meshes of richarmonies. the most important part of this group - and what they really seem to convey at their shows - is that they are truly just magnificent friends who, for right now, have a rare blessing of togetherness.