From 2007 to 2012, songwriter Jesse Elliott led his rock-and-roll band These United States through 5 studio albums and 1,000 live performances across the United States, Canada, and Europe.  In early 2013, Elliott's accidental move to Denver also resulted in a new music project:  Ark Life.  The soul-meets-indie-rock quintet has toured from coast to coast this year and began recording its much anticipated debut album in September.