Marc Ostermeier formed Should (then called shiFt) together with Tanya Maus and his brother Eric in Austin, TX in the early 90s. Their debut release, 1995’s A Folding Sieve, was a unique take on shoegaze that garnered high praise from Alternative Press, CMJ, and Magnet, among others. After their sophomore album, Feed Like Fishes, the band went on extended hiatus. Should reemerged as a duo in 2011 with the gentle but idiosyncratic dream pop of Like A Fire Without Sound. The same year Captured Tracks reissued Should's debut album A Folding Sieve in expanded form as the inaugural release of the label's Shoegaze Archive Series, which has since included reissues by Medicine and For Against. The Great Pretend (2014), finds Should being pulled in a wealth of new directions. The album is informed by the band's shoegaze/dream pop roots, but the breadth of style and depth of songwriting transcends those genres.