The group reformed from the skeleton of 90′s Columbus band, Special Aviation Project in the fall of 2000 with front man Sean Gardner and began working hard at finding a new sound. Denovo spent almost a year building this relationship and learning how to play together as a new unit — writing and rewriting songs, before finally taking a stage. Driven by the simple desire to have fun doing what they love, Denovo takes the standard indie rock sound and gives it a new edge. They layer catchy, innovative guitar riffs over smooth bass and drum hooks giving their music an intricate, yet aggressive feel. Denovo has the ability to turn 4/4 time signatures into seemingly complex math equations. Combined with a catchy, sometimes 80s-inspired, pop sensibility, the vocals are addictively melodic and dynamic, ranging from soft, smooth singing to the occasional emotional yawp. Denovo has a string of influeneces — from DC bands such as Jawbox, Shudder To Think, and Hoover to the late-90s Midwestern sounds of Lincoln and Indian Summer to some late 70s/early 80s groups like The Police. However, each member definitely brings his own personal influences to the table and these often convene to form something truly unique. People also often hear the likes of At the Drive-in, Q and not U, and Drive like Jehu in Denovo’s work. Two years after releasing a 3 song 7″, the first release on We Want Action, the group finished recording 4 new songs, yet to be unreleased. ┬áBut soon after, in the fashion of all great ohio bands, they quit performing and writing music together.

Chris Worth : Bass

Sean Gardner : Vocals, Guitar

Marc Anderson : Guitar

Jason Mowery : Drums


WWA001- 7″

WWA010- The Long and The Lost (Denovo Discography)