The band Odd Us was first created by Aras Baskauskas in 2011. Aras, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, has traveled the world and remains true to his roots, or more fittingly... his grassroots. As the founder of the successful winter hat company Tundra Gear, Aras was able to turn his attention to his passion for music and art. In 2009 Aras began working with the highly respected and endlessly talented producer Tony Berg who has worked with the likes of Ozomatli and Dawes. After working to improve his skills as a musician day in and day out with Berg, Odd Us was ready to record their first album. The band's debut album, "The Tree and the River" is something special. It explores a lot of darkness, heartbreak, religion, guilt, politics, but somehow leaves the listener lighter than when they started. "Home" is the album's first single. A folk rock song, "Home" is an anthemic celebration about a return to simpler times. The album, “The Tree and The River" stands as a monument to independent music, to independent art, and to moments.