Positive No started in a wood paneled living room in Richmond, Virginia during the winter of 2011 with Kenny Close and Tracy Wilson (Dahlia Seed). The intention was never to start a band but once the first demo was created, the songwriting chemistry snowballed into a series of new songs. The rhythm section has been a rotating cast of characters over the years, however, Willis Thompson (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down) & James Menefee (River City High / Fun Size / Long Arms) have been the backbone of their recorded material to date which includes their debut EP Via Florum and first full length Glossa; both recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Jawbox / Burning Airlines / Office of Future Plans). The band spent much of the fall of 2015 touring to support Glossa which received praise from the likes of NPR, The AV Club, and Stereogum. Through the years, the band’s infectious harmonies, abrasive instrumentation, and ability to move sinuously between the extremes with ease has found them a place on bills with bands such as Beach Fossils, Speedy Ortiz, Priests, and Pity Sex.