Coastgaard consists of Matt Miller (guitar, lead vocals), Sean Glassman (guitar, vocals, keys), Paolo Codega (bass, vocals) and Brian D’Alessandro(drums, vocals, keys). While Miller and Glassman share a common background editing film and video, both members of Coastgaard’s rhythm section come from careers in scientific fields (D’Alessandro is a statistician and Codega is a neuroscientist who originally came to the US from his native Italy for the purpose of stem cell research). The dichotomy of the two contrasting career paths from which the members of Coastgaard came is evident in the attention to balance in their music. Whether it be the blending of vintage and modern or the seamless integration of order and chaos, Coastgaard has found a special musical niche in their ability to merge what does not immediately seem compatible into something beautiful and inherently unique.