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Apathy was the alternative rock band of the Midwest mailbox bomber Luke Helder. The group was active from May to December of 2000 and had three members:
Helde wrote most of the songs and lyrics. His main influence was Kurt Cobain and Nirvana but at the time the band was together he was also heavily influenced by Silverchair. There was some internal conflict in the group as the other members' musical tastes and influences were quite different - Hielscher's favorite artists at the time included heavier groups such as Tool and the Deftones while Stanton preferred punk groups like NOFX. Helder was very protective of his creative control over the music and kept his lyrics written in a notebook which he wouldn't let even the other members of the band read.
Apathy was formed through the initiative of Helder who was introduced to Stanton by a mutual friend. Helder had gone to high school with Hielscher who had first taught Helder to play guitar and when Luke mentioned that he was looking for a bassist to start a band, Hielscher...