Citing as affects the ’80s New York/London punk and new influx scenes, along with the power pop of Cheap Technique and Big Star, Spike (Michael) Priggen makes a multitude of pop music, which runs from subtle chamber pop to loud, bombastic garage area rock and roll to forays into psychedelia. In the first ’80s, Priggen shifted from his hometown of New Haven, CT, to NEW YORK to attend the institution of Visible Arts where he shaped Blue Period, which afterwards became the Hello Strangers. In 1985, he offered a stint in Boston, where he performed bass with regional music group Dumptruck. When he came back to NY, he re-formed the Hello Strangers, used side tasks the Liquor Giants, the Pussywillows, the Schramms, Caroline Understand, and the Channels, and the began indie label #1 Record where he offered as engineer and/or manufacturer on albums with the Mad Picture, the Contain, and Caroline Understand. In 1999, beneath the name Patrick Prophette, he collaborated with Adam Lasus in the soundtrack for the 2000 released film Chutney Snacks. His debut, THE Thing THAT YOU SIMPLY Treasure, premiered in 2001.