When he’s not really cutting air on the half-pipe as an expert skateboarder, Travis Graves crafts his own sentimental, indie-inspired tunes beneath the Mt. Egypt moniker. He’s earnest and passionate without falling in to the fresh millennium’s emo-rock course. A fellow skater, Jason Dill, linked Mt. Egypt with the people at Record Collection (The Walkmen, Eisley, Har Mar Superstar) before 2002 found a detailed. His debut recording, Battening the Hatches, made an appearance the following summer time.