Ought is a Canadian group. Only they're not. They're actually three Yanks and an Aussie (Tim Keen) who went to school at Montreal's McGill University.
Amid political unrest, driven by the Quebec government's decision to increase tuition fees across the province by 75%, Ought members were living together in a communal band practice space.
After witnessing thousands of students walking out of classrooms, staging mass protests and school boycotts, Ought recorded their '12 self-released debut EP, "New Calm." That led to signing with Constellation Records who issued the full-length, "More Than Any Other Day" in '14.
The Art Punk effort earned across the board acclaim and reached #20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Months later, the band presented the EP "Once More With Feeling," an eight song collection of b-sides and a re-recorded version of "Pleasant Heart," first heard on "New Calm."
The following year, the band returned with "Sun Coming Down." Though the album failed to make Rolling Stone magazine's "15 Albums You Need to Hear This Fall" list, it was included on the "Best of the Rest."
2012 New Calm
2014 More Than Any Other Day
2014 Once More With Feeling EP
2015 Sun Coming Down