Lead singer of the experimental post-hardcore bands Circa Survive and Saosin, as well as a solo artist.
He was in numerous bands, including The Sound of Animals Fighting, Audience of One, Jeer at Rome, High and Driving, and Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer.
He is heavily involved in the organization Invisible Children.
He married Meredith Green. They have three sons, William, Luke and James.
He and Craig Owens have collaborated.