Produced in 2006 by vocalist Nick Ward and guitarist Matt Bishop, Hey Marseilles quickly extended into an eclectic six-piece group. The group had taken main in Seattle, where Ward and Bishop had been attending the School of Washington. Ward’s roommate, pianist/accordionist Philip Kobernik, was the first ever to join the primary duo, and Hey Marseilles’ lineup shortly swelled by adding cellist Samuel Anderson, violist Jacob Anderson, and drummer Colin Richey. Released in Dec 2008, To Moves & Trunks revealed the band’s orchestral audio, one that apparently had taken its cues in the Decemberists and various other chamber pop groupings. The band made an appearance at a number of festivals the next calendar year — including CMJ, South by Southwest, and Bumbershoot — and eventually attracted the interest from the Starbucks espresso chain, including among the band’s music over the compilation Sweethearts, Vol. 2, in early 2010. 3 years afterwards, Lines We Track appeared over the Thirty Tigers label, as well as the group produced performances at Lollapalooza, the Newport Folk Celebration, as well as the Firefly Music Celebration, among others. Right down to a quintet using the departure of Richey, Hey Marseilles came back towards the studio room with Grammy-winning engineer/mixing machine/maker Anthony Kilhoffer (Kanye Western, John Tale) to style a sleeker third LP. The self-titled recording was slated for launch in early 2016 on Shanachie.