Alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was created around 1999 by vocalist Blake Smith and bassist Mike Willison after the breakup of their previous band Fig Dish. Guitarist Dave Suh and drummer Jason Batchko were added to complete the lineup. Smith and Willison later performed with Scott Lucas of Local H in the electronica project The Prairie Cartel, and Smith now performs with Chicago noise pop band Forgotten Species, while Willison is the Portland pop solo project Merit Badge. Guitarist Suh has remained active and is currently the lead vocalist and lead guitarist of a Chicago band called The Assembly.