In the spring of 2001 Nathen, Damian, and Gabriel Lester came together in Eugene, OR to form Abandon Ship. They spent months writing, rehearsing, and developing a sound based on good melodic lines, three part harmonies, insightful lyrics, moody songs, and dynamic performances. Their first public show was later that year in their hometown of Joshua Tree, CA. One year, and about fifty performances later, they released their first album Abandon Ship, with thirteen original songs, on New Moon Records. They are currently playing in support of their third CD, The Best Game.