Former person in past due-’90s alt-rockers Slim Lizard Dawn, singer/songwriter and guitarist Howie Statland can be the first choice of NYCSmoke. Elevated in Chicago, Statland 1st started learning piano as a young child, before switching to acoustic guitar after being influenced from the Who. In 1989, Statland experienced relocated to NEW YORK to attend university, where he fulfilled the future users of Thin Lizard Dawn, who subsequently indication to RCA and concern a set of albums, 1996’s self-titled debut and 1999’s Proceed. During his tenure with TLD, Statland also indulged in the lo-fi part project Low Fire, leading to the produces Slave towards the Party and a self-titled launch (the second option a soundtrack to a film both created and aimed by Statland), which includes made an improbable lover out of Philip Cup. 2001 saw the discharge of NYCSmoke’s debut documenting, For the Posers.