Formed from the ashes of Red Velvet Addiction, Braxton and Jesse decided to make a go of what would become The Axis Vertigo. Throughout the summer of 2011, Jesse began writing new material that reflected his new found musical influences as well as his old ones. After a string of crummy auditions, The Axis looked to friend Victor Anthony Vargas to fill the other half of the songwriting team. And after auditioning many drummers, they decided to turn to a friend of the group and Juan was quickly added to the ensemble. Since then, the group has played many notable venues including The House of Blues Anaheim and San Diego, and the Whisky A-Go-Go!