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Challenger is Isaac Irvin, Andy Byrne and Ry. The group was first hypostasized one chilly Venice, California evening in late 2011 atop of one of the oldest building on the beachfront whilst staring off into the ocean, playing songs in time to the dark crashing waves.
The first working collaboration began that very evening when an original song by Isaac was reinterpreted by Ry. Much to the surprise of everybody, the next day a recording surfaced featuring the eclectic mix of the duo’s influences. This made it apparent they had happened upon a sound that is a mesmerizing showcase of the area and lifestyle.
The two have been creating, nurturing, and guiding the development of this new sound ever since. The sonics erupting from the two have been linked to many genres, but are most inclined to include haunting whispers of New Wave, splashes of Synth Pop and the Paisley Underground Movement, with an overall updated approach to the Psychedelic feel that is Venice Beach.