Usnea formed in late 2011. After solidifying a line-up, they fine-tuned material for a debut record. The S/T debut was recorded at Haywire Studios with Fester (who also recorded records by Stoneburner, Nux Vomica, Atriarch, Burials, Knelt Rote, Rabbits, Spectral Tombs, etc). Adam Gonsalvez mastered the mammoth hour long four song session and Orca Wolf released the LP in February of 2013. The S/T LP features the first 2 songs clocking in at just over 30 minutes, an 11x22" poster/lyric insert and a download code for the record tracks plus two extra songs (totaling almost an hour of music). Eternal Warfare released a cassette version of the S/T containing all four songs in late 2013. Usnea embarked on a West Coast tour in May 2013 followed by a short tour to Dead Fest in Oakland later that August with Portland buddies Stoneburner and Bastard Feast. In January of 2014, Usnea recorded for a split 7” EP with Ruins to be co-released stateside by Halo of Flies Records and in Europe by Germany’s Twisted Chords Records. Work is almost complete on a 2nd full length LP, details about the release to be announced. In August Usnea will tour the West Coast, half with Fórn from Boston, and half with Augurs from Oakland. A full US tour to support the 2nd LP is in the works thereafter.