Houston began in Duluth, MN, where guitarist/vocalist Jeff Halland and bassist/vocalist Street Soderberg first got their begin in rock and roll & roll rings. Ultimately, the duo transferred south to Minneapolis, united with drummer Ian Prince, and started focusing on the stripped-down indie steel grooves of Houston. Over head, the trio’s self-released debut, made an appearance in 1999; it had been accompanied by two EPs and a assortment of live materials. The 2001 full-length Mind Like a Street Map was documented partly by Shiner’s Paul Malinowski, and extended the band’s palette to add post-rock experimentation, sound freakouts, and interlacing vocal and electric guitar harmonies ? la Queens from the Rock Age. 2 yrs later on, a tour-savvy Houston came back with Bottom from the Curve, its 1st launch for Michigan indie 54º 40′ or Battle!, and continuing playing shows through the entire Midwest and beyond.