Raindeer was founded in August 2011 in Baltimore, MD with the release of their first self titled EP. It featured six songs written and recorded by Charlie Hughes. Later Charlie was joined by Devin Byrnes on bass/synth, Liz Vayda on synth/vocals and Nicky Smith on guitar to form the current incarnation of Raindeer.

Together they released the debut self titled full length album in August 2012. Since then they've been touring and playing shows with bands such as Twin Shadow, Tokyo Police Club, Gruff Rhys, Yip Deceiver and Future Islands.

Raindeer is derived from a wide variety of influences including Prince, Joy Division, Pixies, Roy Orbison, Kraftwerk and The Specials. Currently they are gearing up to release the second full length album titled "Tattoo" in Spring 2013.