Press Kit


Just before the holidays, Milwaukee indie pop group Before Nitrogen released their new single “Running in the Forest” on December 18. The up-tempo, guitar and synth-heavy track is produced by Timothy Wolf (Keegan Calmes, Lex Allen, Clear Pioneer), and finds its anchor in the lyrics of hard-won optimism: “Even if my heart should break apart, I’ll find my mark, I’m running in the forest and I’m running in the dark” the band sings, staying true to their mission statement “Hope is Not Lost.”

Before Nitrogen was born in 2017 when McGibany began capturing his worries over his personal life and the chaos of the world around him. “I wanted to create a way out through the songs and tell a story of hope prevailing in the end, even though the future was very uncertain in that moment” he says. Teaming up with friends Jack Reesman (guitar) and Joe Perdzock (DJ), the eclectic trio was born and have been pushing their optimistic indie pop blend ever since.





  • Voted fan-favorite artist at 2019 Marquette University Battle of the Bands
  • 2019 performances at Bastille Days, Waukesha County Fair, Twisted Path Distillery, and Vino Etcetera
  • Participated in charity shows benefiting In Lak ‘Ech Milwaukee, Falls Area Food Pantry, Angels of the Road, and the Pablove Foundation
    • Raised $2,000 for Emma Loves Dogs Foundation during February 2020 benefit concert
  • Consistent airplay on Eau Claire’s BluGold Radio
  • Featured guests on WSUM’s Jimmy K show (Madison)





“With an ever-thumping backbeat accented by a dramatic piano, the track [“Running in the Forest”] is constantly building, before ultimately letting loose in a synth-filled chorus…Before Nitrogen may have been flying under your radar until now, but make sure you check out the new single.” – Allen Halas, Breaking and Entering

“I have seen Sean [and Before Nitrogen] perform a couple of times, and I have to say he is one of the hardest working musicians…And with the three of them together, they are really fun to watch live because they are each really into it in their own way. And it’s something different.” – Thea Vorass, Music Review Roulette





Sean McGibany

Jack Reesman