Ross and Griffin met at a backyard screening of The Neverending Story in Chicago during the Summer of 2006 while both were in college. The film would prove to be an appropriate backdrop for the their first conversation, given the two’s penchant for narrative and cinematic songwriting (not to mention a mutual interest in decades passed). Griffin still resides in the Southside Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen, while Ross has recently relocated with Gatekeeper to Brooklyn.
The name Night Gallery is a reference to the Twilight Zone-esque Rod Serling television show from the 1970’s of which the two shared a fondness. The title Constant Struggle references the astrologically predicted difficulties that two Aries face when involved in a relationship with each other. Both Ross and Griffin are Aries and the Aries symbol holds as a motif in the record’s artwork.
Constant Struggle was recorded over the last year and a half and clocks in at just under 40 minutes. The songwriting is perhaps the strongest feature of the the album. The songs are simultaneously serious and playful; tongue-in-cheek but also heartfelt, and we are extremely proud to be releasing this record on August 10th.