The brothers Thompson (from here on out: Chad & Keith) came up with the concept for Johnny Headband in the cold-water flat they shared right after being freshly spat out of college. The idea was sparked from a spirited “what do we do now?!” conversation. Chad had an interest in recording & visual arts, Keith was into film & video, and both deeply loved tearing off their shirts while playing tennis-racket guitar in front of their hallway mirror. The duo began to transform their living space into a makeshift performance venue that included both musical & visual elements.