Why They Fight is a pop punk band from Colorado Springs that began in March 2012. Little did they know the next ten months, several accidental meetings, and a few lineup changes would lead them to be one of Colorado’s newest break-out bands! Lead Singer/Guitarist Max Barksdale(19) started WTF with Bassist/Vocalist Robert Holden(21) through old high school friends, and began planting the seeds of the future with several other friends/musicians in Max’s parent’s garage. A notable acoustic version of the band’s later debut single F.I.A.D.O. broke out on YouTube, gaining many fans of Max’s profound melodies and the lyrics that reach out to a generation facing a crazy world of confusion, love, addiction, and heartache. Like many artists, Max grew up in a very strange home setting, always being unaccepted by peers and family alike, with a very different vision of the world. Instead of settling for an average lifestyle, he took it upon himself to find similar musicians and come together to change how the world looked upon outcasts. A self taught vocalist and guitar player spent months as a recluse in high school to focus on his progress as young musician. In June 2012, former drummer Preston Grey had announced his exit from WTF to continue his education. All was not lost however, as Robert soon found himself in a broke down van incident with Joe Bruno, formerly of The Field, The Ocean, a freelance drummer for several local acts, and a force behind a lot of groundwork for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Colorado Springs. While they were stranded on the side of the road, Robert convinced Joe to come check out Why They Fight. In July of 2012, Joe came to accept WTF as his new home. In November 2012, the band having complications with former guitarist Daniel Tinker, led to his departure from Why They Fight. That same week however, Brandon Hildebrand (22), formerly of local heavy weights As Told By until 2010 and various projects since, came knocking on the door to come write with the band. Armed with a new lineup of former bands, Max, Robert, Joe, and Brandon would soon come to show the world Why They Fight.