Jon and Jeff are brothers. They met Josh in high school. Gabe is from Madison, WI. Jeff met him there in 1996 when he was in college. Gabe moved to Minneapolis. Jeff dropped out of Madison and moved back to Minneapolis. Jon and Josh had some pretty neat stuff going on so Jeff decided to play along. Luckily Jeff knew a guy named Gabe, who could sing real perdy-like and was willing to play bass. Et voila! A band was formed.
There were two Volante shows in 1998 before Gabe went to Nepal for eight months. The Inland EP was recorded in August of 1998 with Mark Haines at Smart Studios in Madison, WI days before he left. In 1999, Gabe returned and Volante played many strange and wonderful shows. In August of 2000, Volante traveled east to Washington, DC to record the 45 Degrees North LP with J Robbins at Inner Ear. The album came out in February 2001. An ep of 45 Degrees North remixes constructed by Brooce Templeton was released in 2002 on Guilt Ridden Pop under the title "Volante:Remixes". In 2003, Volante entered Pachyderm studios in Cannon Falls, MN to record their second full length, Static Until Sunrise, was released in March of 2004.