Created in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, in 1998 by songwriters and seasoned musicians Dan Hutchison (vocals, guitar) and Brian Wiksell (keyboards, accordion, guitar), So why Make Clocks drawn praise for his or her artful, melodic mixture of chamber pop and folk rock and roll. The duo produced their documenting debut in the past due 90s using the EP, The Transient Swivel, before growing the line-up to add Karl Siemers (acoustic guitar), Boonie Boone (bass), and Pat Curtis (drums). The quintet authorized a recording agreement with the brand new York-based impartial label Rubric and started focus on their debut recording at Presto Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska. Fifteen Ft And Twenty Levels premiered in Oct 2002. Although Hutchinson’s vocals sometimes strayed too near Michael Stipe of R.E.M. for comfort and ease, his songwriting cooperation with Wiksell gained Why Make Clocks encouraging notices from your mainstream music press.