Hi! I’m Ross Flournoy. I live in Los Angeles, love to make music, order Postmates way too often, and smoke a lot of cigarettes (though I recently started Chantix, so here’s to hoping that stops soon).
I’ve been a recording artist for Merge Records with two different bands (neither of which you’ve heard of) since 2006. My first band was called The Broken West, and we put out two records: 2007’s relatively well-received I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, and 2008’s less well-received Now Or Heaven. We broke up — because that’s what bands do — and I started a solo project called Apex Manor, whose debut The Year Of Magical Drinking was released in 2011. I just finished a follow-up (it only took me seven years), and it’ll be out next year on Merge. I’m signed as a songwriter/composer to a publishing company called Rough Trade. I’ve been lucky enough to license my songs to lots of different tv shows and movies, ranging from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘The Office’ to the underrated Shark Night 3D. My music has also been used in commercials for Comcast, Fidelity, and Oral B (I genuinely enjoy their toothbrushes), among others.
In the intervening years, I’ve written music for film and tv. I wrote the theme song for CNN’s ‘The Lead With Jake Tapper’, and just finished another theme for a new show on A&E. I’m also not averse to podcasts — I wrote the theme for Crooked Media’s ‘Friends Like These’, hosted by Ana Marie Cox. I’ve scored a couple of movies — one for Fullscreen featuring two Vine stars (I didn’t know there was such a thing before I did the movie) and the other for Lionsgate featuring some YouTube stars (didn’t know what that was, either — I don’t get out much). I’ve also scored a few short films, a web series for The CW, written more commercial demos than I can count, and started a pimento cheese business with my mom and dad. I love writing music for just about anything and I wake up on the earlier side.