Singer and guitarist for band Xiu Xiu. He has also played with bands like Ten in the Swear Jar.
He started playing the guitar as a teenager and played with local bands in Los Angeles before securing professional work.
He is openly bisexual and has used his sexual orientation in many of his songs.
He is a native of Northridge, a suburb located in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
He has claimed that Morrissey is one of his largest musical influences.