Co-founder of the alternative rock band Paramore who also was a member of Novel American and Half Noise.
He was heavily influenced by Radiohead, The National, Sigur Rós, Yann Tiersen, and múm.
He recorded three studio albums with Paramore: All We Know is Falling, Riot!, and Brand New Eyes, before leaving the band.
He grew up the middle child of five. He and his brother, Josh, both left Paramore in December of 2010.
His departure from Paramore largely centered on a dispute with lead vocalist and keyboardist Hayley Williams, her parents, and her manager.