American composer and musician who is best known for his work with the indie band Bright Eyes.
His first band was Kid Quarkstar with future Maroon 5 member James Valentine.
He has helped compose the scores for the films Lovely, Still, Stuck in Love, and Song One.
He moved from New York to Nebraska with his family when he was 8.
He collaborated numerous times with Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst.