Tom Ashton and Rob Coffin formed the high-energy pop outfit Early Edison in the late '90s with drummer Chris Santiago and bassist Tom Wendling. Having plowed through pockets of the Midwest and East and West Coasts, Early Edison made a name for themselves thanks to their lush harmonies and catchy pop tunes. Their single "Demographically Pleasing" from Devotion & Deceit was chosen as Pop Song of the Year by Newsday in 1997. Three years later they teamed up with Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu, They Might Be Giants, Bob Mould) to release their self-titled sophomore effort. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi