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The roots of Houston, Texas’ atmospheric pop project Drowner began in 2008, when multi-instrumentalist Darren Emanuel began tinkering with guitar effects and textures that went beyond the music he was producing along with his band at that time, Swimming In. Although some of the shoegaze-inspired approach managed to get into his trip-hop-influenced task Apples to Globe, Emanuel continued to create moodier tunes that he experienced required a different vocal strategy. Enter vocalist/lyricist Anna Bouchard, a longtime friend with whom Emanuel started collaborating this year 2010. By January of 2011, the duo was prepared to record its self-titled EP, that was released in June. A couple of months later on, Emanuel and Bouchard added guitarist Sean Evans and bassist Mike Brewer became a member of the fold, as well as the group authorized to the Fort Well worth, Texas-based label Saint Marie Information, which reissued an extended version from the Drowner EP early in 2012 in expectation from the band’s full-length debut. Ron Hurrying joined the collapse soon after the various other new music artists, and in 2013 the group’s long-running debut full-length, You’re Gorgeous, I ABSOLVE YOU, was released.

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