Mike Bankhead is a bassist and songwriter who grew up in Xenia, Ohio. He released his debut album, Echo in the Crevices, in the summer of 2017. That album displayed his appreciation for crunchy guitar, occasional dissonance, and hooks. For the songs on the split album Defacing the Moon, the distorted guitars take a back seat to diverse instrumentation featuring piano, but also including synth, violin, and accordion. The lyrics are honest and somewhat confessional, being inspired by lived experiences: watching a parent suffer through health problems, facing self-doubt, dealing with depression, speaking to a loved friend.
Mike's sophomore album Anxious Inventions & Fictions was released on September 12th, 2020.