You can trace producer and synthesist Missy Thangs' nasty studio sound to her time as a teen in the 90’s. Gen Xer, born in 1980 in Atlanta, Thangs spent endless hours obsessing over FM radio hits, Riot Grrl bands, mixed tapes and her dad’s multi-thousand CD collection. Like many kids from her time, it was not unusual to rock a 4-track recorder and your Microsoft Voice Recorder to record music. This super DIY and somewhat piecemeal hobby led her to a college degree in the Recording Arts and to join Asheville band Piedmont Charisma (the singer worried about reviews saying he was ripping off Mark E. Smith thus taking singing lessons and trying to sing like David Bowie quickly led to the breakdown of the band). Exposure to really far out shit came during this time, her introduction to freaques Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, John Zorn, Sun Ra, Steve Reich to name a few. Thangs eventually formed her own project Soft Company, another project only lasting for a bump in time. Fully unknown by this point, Thangs met Stuart McLamb of The Love Language at a studio in Raleigh, NC and spent the later part of her 20’s and early 30’s with the band chasing the some vague dream of life as a successful musician, staying with the project through two albums released on Merge Records. Thangs has since performed with Fan Modine and Toddlers and now writes and performs with No One Mind and Birds Of Avalon. Through all of this Thangs eventually met Mitch Easter (Let’s Active). They developed a friendship after recording an album together at his magical studio Fidelitorium. Easter soon offered her a job reinvigorating her interest in producing and engineering, and since Thangs has worked with international sensations Ian McLagan, Ex Hex (Merge Records) and Avett Brothers and fine acts Birds of Avalon, Las Rosas (Burger Records), Pie Face Girls, Jenny Besestzt, The Tills and Skemäta. Thangs works with many artists working in North Carolina, defining the NC sound in the later teens of the two thousands.