Tom Berg (bass/vocals)
Conrad Mach (guitar/vocals)
Ben Johnston (drums)
Self-Evident got their start in Minneapolis during the late summer of 1997 when Tom Berg (bass gtr), Brian Heitzman (drums), and Conrad Mach (gtr/voice) began writing songs together. Initially influenced by many of the "math-rock" and "post-punk" sounds happening at that time, the trio released two full-length albums and a six song EP while working with indie labels Doom Nibbler Records and Blue Worm Records. In 2004, after hundreds of shows and several US tours, they began working with Minneapolis based doubleplusgood records. The band has since released three full-length albums on the label.
The summer of 2006 brought the departure of Heitzman and the introduction of present day drummer Ben Johnston to the group. Ben's recorded work with self-evident first appeared on the release of an eponymous CD in 2007. Since 2008, self-evident has also partnered with Japan based Stiff Slack Records, who released the Billions EP in 2008 and an import version of the 2009s full-length Endings. Over the years, self-evident has played shows throughout the U.S. and Europe. 2012 brings the release of their newest effort We Built a Fortress on Short Notice as well as their first trip to Japan. The new album will mark the bands’ 6th full length album (4th on doubleplusgood) and will be released in September 2012 with a US tour to follow.