Los Angeles singer/songwriter Justus Proffit emerged in the mid-2010s with a noisier, pop-punk-influenced sound on his earliest recordings before homing in on an introspective, lo-fi indie rock on 2017's Ups/Downs EP. His conversational vocals and thoughtful songwriting complemented Jay Som's when the duo collaborated on the Nothing's Changed EP in 2018. He later dialed back the distortion of his full-length debut, 2019's L.A.'s Got Me Down, on the leaner Speedstar in 2021.
Raised in the shadow of Los Angeles' underground punk scene, Justus Proffit began playing in bands at 13 years old and was making his own music by his early twenties. Blending melancholy pop-punk and noise pop influences, Proffit's first EP, late 2015's Magic, was recorded by Silver Snakes' Alex Estrada at his Los Angeles studio, The Earth Capitol. It received a ... Read Full Biography