Singer-songwriter Eli Truett wrote and produced what became The Salt Flats' debut LP Testing and companion EP You've Got Eyes between December 2009 and December 2012. In early 2013, Truett recruited bassist Jarred Forrester and drummer Andrew Fialka, in turn establishing The Salt Flats as a bona fide band.
The Salt Flats' blend of rock and roll fuses elements of psychedelic pop, indie rock and alt-country, though their body of work consistently pushes genre boundaries. Their music centers on Truett's powerful vocals and kaleidoscopic guitar playing, anchored by the propulsive rhythm section of Forrester and Fialka.
The band is currently finishing the follow-up to Testing, due in early 2016.