Pennsylvania / Oregon
Invalids is Pete Davis on guitars/drums (programmed)/vocals and Nick Shaw on bass. They have never met in real life.
I (Pete) started writing these songs after hearing Maps and Atlas' "Every Place Is a House" for the first time. I was so blown away and enamored of the guitar technique that I had to figure out how it was done. That was some time in 2008. The first demo recordings were done at my mom's house in New Jersey back in 2009.
I met Nick (bassist) through an online forum of musicians many years ago. He asked if he could take a shot at the basslines in the demos, which, at that time, were done synthetically through VST (the bass parts were too hard for me to play myself). I said sure, what the heck, let's try it out. He sent me the first track, "And Was It Worth It in the End?", and I was really (REALLY) impressed, especially because he was like 18 at the time.
Since then I've been writing the bass lines with him in mind; I tab everything out in a tablature program (including bass and drums), send him the files, he adds his bassist touch, and records it and sends it back.