Formed by two high-school friends, Tim Regan and Brad Postlethwaite, Snowglobe's music traverses the psychedelic folk pathways first cleared by the likes of Gram Parsons and the Byrds and later explored by the likes of Neutral Milk Hotel and their Elephant 6 brethren.
After growing up in Memphis, Regan and Postlethwaite migrated to Athens, GA, where the East Coast contingent of the Elephant 6 is based. The pair soon assembled a band, which included bassist Brandon Robertson, drummer Jeff Hulett, and percussionist Brian Winterrowd. Winterrowd coined the band's name but soon parted ways with the unit. Soon, the group moved back to Memphis, where they set to work recording their debut album, Our Land Brains.
Though the band self-produced the effort, the resulting disc was a rich mix of instruments, including pianos, strings, chimes, guitars, and organs. The band recruited musicians from the music department at the nearby University of Memphis. The disc was released on Bardot Records, an imprint of Makeshift Music, in May 2002. Makeshift also issued bandmembers' various solo projects, including two discs from Postlethwaite (released under the Youth Electronics moniker), and an acoustic record from Postlethwaite and Hulett (In Association With the Administration). ~ Jesse Jarnow, Rovi