Formed in the nineties, this Colorado area band released its debut effort on cassette. Sofia, which was released on Custom Records in 1995, garnered praise from local radio stations as well as Denver area newspapers. Steeped in a mix of progressive rock with hints of alternative and gothic rock, this Christian-oriented band released Coloring China in 1996. Martha's Wake toured throughout Europe and across the United States in support of the album, including a stop at the Cornerstone Music Festival. The group also earned a nomination at the fifth annual Los Angeles Music Awards. In 1998, Martha's Wake released Time And Elements, a record which followed a similar tone as its predecessor but didn't have as much fanfair resulting from it. The band also were part of a compilation entitled Light From Underground, Vol. 2. Martha's Wake has been compared to The Calm as well as Emerald. Martha's Wake has also shared the stage with Fourth Estate among others.