3politan (pronounced tri-politan) came together when Nolan Love (vocals, guitar) Greg Russell (guitars) Darryn Graham (bass guitar) and Andre Gressieux (drums) decided that a band does not have to exist in just one city. This band claims three cities as its base; San Francisco, Baltimore and Boston.
When together, time is very precious and 3politan has to make the most of it. The band will often fly in from their respective cities to play live, record or even just to write songs. Fans of the band refer to the music as energetic and mainstream, and 3politans style has been compared to bands such as Coldplay, Counting Crows, Bare Naked Ladies and Maroon 5.
A quote from singer/songwriter Nolan Love
"I use music as a journal. It has always fascinated me the way we can be emotionally transported to some time in the past immediately through a song we loved then. A recent breakup (Beck "Sea Change"), my high school dorm room (Bob Mould "Wishing Well"), the Peace Corps in Africa (Nick Drake "Pink Moon") ... these are signposts along the way that allow us to retrace our steps and see how far we've come. I try to capture the most meaningful and pivotal moments of personal growth in my own life with lyrics and harmony that will have the same effect. 3politan magnifies that experience by permitting timbral, harmonic and rhythmic dissonance, syncopation, and resolution which really broadens the emotional vocabulary. My hope in sharing the music is that the everyday themes we're dealing with will resonate with others, so these songs can serve as waypoints for them as well."