The Farewell Bend arises out of the demise of Boy's Life. Both Brandon Butler and John Rejba, who played in Boys Life, and drummer Paul Ackerman (ex-Giant's Chair) comprise the trio. Kansas City bred, The Farewell Bend thrives in a direction with a familiar sound. In Passing is palatable in the realm of sound that invokes an assault on the mundane pop rock that exists today. The sound heard here carries with it a feel of the once possessed strong hold bands from the vibrant Mid-West maintained. As Brandon Butler the front man so eloquently puts it, "It's not a happy, smile, pop, shit record.