Greg Reynaud's earliest performances took place in the garage of his childhood home on the east side of El Paso, Texas. Greg and his cousins would regularly stage concerts for their family and friends with little more than a boombox and moves stolen from Van Halen and Motley Crue videos. After several successful years on the air guitar circuit, pressure built up within the group, they disbanded, and Greg and his cousins went their separate ways.
On his 13th birthday, Greg received a warped Epiphone acoustic guitar and retired his invisible axe. By 16, he had grown into his new instrument, and out of songs like "Panama" and "Too Young To Fall In Love," but the desire to perform still made him itch, so he began his new endeavor, Short Hate Temper, with two high school friends.
After dozens of explosive shows, Short Hate Temper released a demo and 7", and embarked on several small tours. The band came back to El Paso with several recording offers, and began to document new material, before heading off on a six-week tour of Western Europe. Seven years, and several singles and split releases later, the desire to try new things became important, and Short Hate Temper split up.
Greg left El Paso for Austin and begun another new chapter in his musical development, starting the electro band Lovetron with At The Drive-In guitarist, Adam Amparan. After a few brief tours, and releasing All Across the Grand Charade, the band broke up, and Greg moved on to Houston to finish school.
Midway in Wake originated in 2006 in a tiny studio apartment in southern South Korea where Greg moved to in order to write a new chapter on life. After the breakup of Lovetron and the release of an instrumental/electro/hip-hop solo self-titled EP Behold the Profit on Lowatt Records, Greg began hashing out rudimentary recordings with nothing but a guitar, voice, and whatever was lying around the place. The songs were constructed purely as a cathartic response to his foreign surroundings. In the meantime, a project between him and Will Watts titled Art of Ballistics released the EP Broken Mornings.
Though the aforementioned projects satisfied the desire for creative expression, Reynaud continued to record vocal/guitar driven music. Lacking collaborators in South Korea, he decided to work towards releasing an album on his own. The name Midway in Wake is taken from the Midway atoll and Wake Island of the North Pacific Ocean, but evokes a variety of images, both personal and socio-political.
We Will Remain Sedate is Greg Reynaud's self-produced and arranged album. The title reflects that idea that we as a people generally have been poisoned by convenience and merely go through life in a desensitized trance. Not a condemnation of humanity, but a desire for real change.