Oh hi. i'm mike, & i don't write happy songs. Diminishing Returns was a project formed between david gross & mike sereno in late 2003. The band name comes from an economic term. Since misery index was already taken. ^#^together we put out an EP called 'the subway demos,' still for sale on our cafepress. ^#^daveb joined the band next, & roger later. The 4 of us released an LP '...the lost years' mid 2005. ^#^it is still for sale on itunes & near everywhere digitally you can buy music, as well as through target & amazon.com & other such retailers. The music is hard to define, but the sound it creates is eclectic & appeals to a wide range of people. ^#^currently, roger has his own band, daveg has 'right as rain' (see them in the top friends), & i (mike) am continuing on the Diminishing Returns name as a solo artist. ^#^currently recording an ep ('regression') in chris young's NYC studio for his label, as well as an acoustic ep ('open chords for closed hearts') to put out as the last atc label release. See blog's for updates & our player for sample songs. 'same old story' is the first single off of regression, '7:19' is the first off OCFCH.