"The Hit Points is a collaborative project between violinist Eli Bishop, and banjoist Matt Menefee. Combining virtuosic performance, with well-crafted arrangements, The Hit Points give new life to the music of video games. From classics such as Mario, and Sonic the Hedgehog, to newer titles such as Skyrim and League of Legends, The Hit Points shed light on the incredible compositions that have contributed to the development of one of the largest entertainment industries to date. Having grown up both with musical instruments, and gaming controllers in hand, it was only a matter of time before Matt and Eli diverged from the expected fiddle & banjo realms, and pressed forward into a new territory in which they pull the songs from the past nearly four decades of video games and rework them, demonstrating the strength of these compositions by performing them in a completely unheard style. With an album release coming in September, expect to hear more on the horizon as The Hit Points continue to press forward into this new realm of music."