In 2004, Heath Dupras stepped from behind the drums of The Washdown (Lookout! Records) to front his own band with ex-Pohgoh drummer Keith Ulrey. They built Tampa, FL's Zillionaire around songs Dupras had written himself during his post-Washdown downtime. Dupras and Ulrey originally envisioned the project as a guitar & drums duo, but the layered, dynamic nature of the material quickly revealed a need to bring others into the fold. Eventually fellow Washdowners Michael Waksman(guitar/vocals) and Bryan Bates(bass) came aboard, and Zillionaire emerged as a layered, thoughtful and innately melodic alternative to the scene's kitschy irony and prog-skronk. With the line-up complete and the additional songwriting skills of Waksman on board, the goal of the band became apparent: to make music on their own terms and at their own pace. The Street Lights Have Been Turned Down works at its own pace, building deceptively fragile guitar work into tidal orchestrations both mesmerizing and muscular.