When Josh lived in Oklahoma...

he started making music with his friends under the moniker, the Ordinary Neighbors. In 2012 well after he had met and married poet Susanna Childress and moved to Michigan The Necessary Dark was released.

These songs began as simple folk tunes, many of which are based on Susanna's poetry and short fiction. The music slowly morphed into ambient soundscapes in the studio with the help of Dustin Ragland (Utopian Accident ) and DM Stith (Asthmatic Kitty Records, Revival Hour). The result is a mountain of noises and beats that create a space chock-full of feeling.