Multi-instrumentalist Frank Maston was raised in the suburbs of LA, soaking in both summery atmosphere as well as the music and cultural background of his environment. In early stages, Maston created a like for the sunlit chamber pop of Vehicle Dyke Parks and Brian Wilson, aswell as even more California-inspired occasions of rock and roll magic from Harry Nilsson and Phil Spector. He ultimately sculpted these affects into what would become his personal music, a totally self-sufficient menagerie of dark pop noises educated by ’60s and ’70s studio room magicians and loner geniuses. From 2011, Maston released some cassette albums, using his very own last name as the moniker for his one-man music group. In 2012, he agreed upon to Chicago label Difficulty in Mind, who release his correct full-length debut Shadows another season. A live music group was assembled to try out the tracks on tour, and likewise to more formal tracks, Maston’s addresses of tracks by Tyrannosaurus Rex and Carly Rae Jespen started circulating online.