Formed in late 2004 in Brooklyn, New York, Royal Nonesuch has been carving a unique niche for itself in a music-saturated neighborhood that has a reputation for producing underground darlings. Unlike their peers, the band has distinguished itself with an understated sound that ranges from atmospheric folk to dissonant rock while experimenting with non-traditional instrumentation and dynamics within traditional song structures. Royal Nonesuch began as a project of songwriter Lee Eaton, formerly of Atlanta based 'Away Portugual!', who initially enlisted Peter Imbres, (The Inklings and No Name All-Stars), to play guitar and lapsteel and Eli Schneider, who was then on tour with 'Timesbold' in Europe, to play upright and electric bass. As the instrumentation evolved, the decision was made to bring in drummer Tom Greenwood to give a pulse to their cascading arrangements and the band began playing clubs in and around New York City. The band recorded their first EP in early 2005, which was described as 'a spacious, picturesque and lonely soundscape, both cinematic and understated.' The band is planning on recording a full length album by the end of the year and is currently playing regularly in the New York City area and beyond.