A lot of bands charge out of the gates, ready to take on the world. A frantic pace and sky-high expectations might be kosher for some, but it doesn't really fit the M.O. of Grand Rapids-based synth rock band Archery.
This band — comprised of Mitchell Berrie, Levi Beach, Andrew Possehl and Theo Ndawillie II — is slow and plodding, meticulously mapping out their musical route.
Having come together just this February, Archery has hit the stage at Mulligan's and followed it up with an appearance at the Lamp Light Music Festival over the weekend.
On Dec. 5, the band will play its third show at The Pyramid Scheme before — well, doing some more planning.
"I think after the Pyramid Scheme, we're going to take some time as a band and just decide what direction we want to take it," Possehl said. "There could be some exciting things happening early next year."
Whatever lies ahead of Archery could be chalked up to a happy accident. It was never necessarily their intention to form a band in the first place.
"We started in February and not really with the intentions of being a band right off the bat — we just wanted to jam together," Possehl said. "Everything fell into place, kind of."
Archery joins a growing pop/synth/electronic scene, along with the likes of bands such as Stepdad, Ribbons of Song and Alexis.
While both Possehl and Beach admitted that the songwriting process can sometimes slow down to a crawl, the band has managed to release a demo online while it plans on recording a single in the near future.
You can check out some of Archery's work below.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Genre: Synth pop
Sounds like: The Killers, Depeche Mode, The 1975
Members: Mitchell Berrie (vocals/guitar); Levi Beach (synths); Andrew Possehl (bass/synths); Theo Ndawillie II (drums).