Sullen was a twin-guitar clothing from St. Louis led from the dueling devices and vocals of Justin Slazinik and Shanna Kiel. Close friends since senior high school, Slazinik and Kiel started playing reside in 1999, having a Vertebral Tap-like revolving door of drummers and bass players. Gigging in St. Louis and through the entire Midwest, the music group self-released two cassette singles before documenting a ten-song demonstration and, later on, another five-song demonstration. The grimy, overdriven punk of Nirvana’s early function was a significant influence, but mainly Kiel and Slazinik blasted out wobbling bursts of Midwestern rock and roll that recommended Sonic Youth’s early forays into traditional track structure, albeit minus the overriding twist from the avant-garde. IN-MAY 2003, Sullen’s debut full-length premiered by Chicago indie Solid. Color the Moon demonstrated off Sullen’s road-hardened prowess within the tranquility department and focused on the silent/loud dynamic between your two vocalists. It included Scott Freeman on drums and Tommy Schmitz on bass, and alternated re-recorded variations of older demonstration tracks with fresh material.