Futures Passed is from Tampa, Florida, USA and was originally conceptualized in 2005. The first recordings under this name took place in 2006. Futures Passed is the name of both the band and solo projects from the band's founder, Stephen Brand. In 2005, Steve picked up a guitar for the first time, and eventually started writing short instrumental tunes and lyrics without music, with the intent to eventually play alternative rock. He occasionally played with some people that were essentially session musicians, the most successful of them was Adam Watson and Austin Elliot.