Mantits began in 1999, as the world was ending. Mantits ended (or did he?) in 2005. The-artist-formerly-known-as-Mantits now plays, writes, and sings for 'Pretend You're Happy.' Mantits was originally somewhere between a dark sarcastic joke and a desire for unapologetic personal expression, not expected to do much more than write a few ludicrous 'folk' songs (by until then a spazzcore-punk and not-a-metal-band song writer) on cheap cassettes.