Malachi Constant is the name of three bands. The earlier Malachi Constant formed in St. Paul in 1999. They broke up September 1, 2006. The band, whose name is taken from the protagonist of the Kurt Vonnegut novel The Sirens of Titan, have been ever-evolving in the St. Paul scene. Describing their music is impossible; they have influences as disparate as grime and Lillith Fair. The other Malachi Constant is the solo project of Benjamin Weir. Weir was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there until the summer of 2008, when he relocated to Austin, Texas.