New Haven's Sam Carlson writes with an acerbic punch. With incisive and often satirical lyrics he explores a fascination with the mundane, good and bad uses of time, and a fistful of bummers. He has worked in different capacities with a variety of bands including but not limited to: Ports of Spain, Laundry Day, The Proud Flesh, 10K Blades, Rob Carlson and Benefit Street, and Winter White.
Jacket Thor is a project by Ryan Kalentkowski, whose songs contain fair amounts of gloom and quirk in a mostly folk-influenced setting. He is also part of The Gentle Stunts and Sub Verso, as well as Prisms during its existence.