The Starry Saints were born in 2009 when former band mates, Allen Davis and Clint Sargent joined forces on a new music project resulting in a blend of alternative, indie, pop/ rock music.
Davis and Sargent originally played together with The High Violets. In 2002 they collaborated on The High Violets first album “44 Down”. Sargent played lead guitar and composed most of the songs, while Davis played bass guitar and produced the album. In 2003 Davis moved to San Francisco where he joined the band Every Move a Picture and became songwriter for their album “Heart=Weapon” released on V2 records in 2005. Sargent continued with The High Violets, releasing the acclaimed album “To Where You Are” in 2006.
In the spring of 2009 the duo regrouped in Portland to embark on a new music project soon to be named Starry Saints. Allen had already written "Go. They went into the studio to finalize it and at the same time produced two additional songs, "Unseeing Eyes" and "The Long Fade" all destined to be on their debut EP.
Soon after they teamed up with friend and videographer, William Landers to produce a music video of "Go." It was entered in a contest sponsored by 94.7 KNRK radio for a local band to perform the opening slot for The Killers. Selected from five semi-finalists by The Killers themselves, the band opened for them at Portland Memorial Coliseum in September 2009.