The SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA quintet Thriving Ivory came together when Clayton Stroope (vocals) and Scott Jason (pianist and songwriter) met at college. These were shortly joined up with by Drew Cribley (electric guitar), Bret Cohune (bass), and Paul Niedermier (drums) and, motivated by U2 and Coldplay, started playing gigs because of their fellow students, in addition to documenting their self-funded, self-titled indie debut with Jellyfish’s Chris Manning, who acted as their manufacturer. While creating a fan base making use of their displays and album, Growing Ivory also got a lift from regional radio station Sets, which place their melody “Angels in the Moon” completely rotation; listeners shortly made it among the station’s most requested monitors. After putting your signature on with Wind-Up Information in 2007, Growing Ivory caused manufacturer Howard Benson on a fresh version of the debut record (including brand-new and re-recorded monitors). It had been released in June 2008.