After witnessing the energy of her brother’s band, Engine Straight down, vocalist Maura Davis decided she as well wished to try her hand at rock & move. Becoming a member of her for Denali in springtime 2000 were sibling Keeley Davis (synth/bass), ex-Lazycain member Cam DiNunzio (acoustic guitar), and Jonathan Fuller (drums). Within weeks, Denali produced its stage debut in Baltimore after a sickness within Engine Down’s rates forced Denali to consider the band’s place. In January 2001, Denali documented a five-song demonstration and finished up offering 700 copies. Such momentum captured Jade Tree’s interest, and they authorized the band prior to the year’s end. Denali’s trip-hop-influenced audio was prepared for a studio room and as fortune could have it, Sparklehorse’s Tag Linkous created Denali’s self-titled debut recording. The dark, lush digital levels of Denali made an appearance in springtime 2002, while a tour with Center followed quickly thereafter. The band’s advanced second record, Instinct, made an appearance in August 2003, nonetheless it became their last. Just one single month after Instinct’s discharge, Keeley Davis and Jonathan Fuller announced their departure through the band, both choosing to focus even more of their energy back again to Engine Down. Denali continued, changing Davis with Pinebender bassist/keyboardist Stephen Howard and Fuller with Euphone drummer Ryan Rapsys, but lasted just until Apr of 2004 when the music group issued its open public declaration declaring their break up.