Slowtheimpact, also known to their fans as 'STI', took stages by storm in the summer of 2005. STI is comprised of veterans in the Portland music scene, all with diverse musical backgrounds. STI has remained non-genre specific in all of their music, with touches of hard rock, pop, punk and even some bits of 80's 'whatever-wave' blending together for something that truly defines the Portland 'alternative' sound. The single off their first album, a track titled 'My Good Friend Temptation' was featured in the local independent comedy film titled 'Cracking The Code' by writer and director Steve Coker. STI began work on their second full length album in 2009, and released 'A New Chapter' on March 01, 2010. Their 3rd full-length album '...and Those We've Left Behind' is the last musical contribution made to the world by Timothy Butcher (1967 - 2012) who contributed prominent guitar tracks on 3 songs, and numerous other small overdubs, before he passed away in late 2012. Released at the end of October 2012, '...and Those We've Left Behind' is an aggressively catchy blend of uptempo pop-punk and alternative rock music, in a similar style to bands like Jimmy Eat World and The Foo Fighters, with added electronica, metal and blues influences that let any listener find an element of the album that they can hold on to and call their own.