Josh English and Will Bartlett met by virtue of being the only two Slint fans at Southern Oregon State University. Even after Will moved to Boston, the two remained close friends, and talked about someday forming a new band. Josh eventually realized that he cared more about playing with a drummer that rocks than living in Portland. So, he packed his bags for Beantown. Before Josh had even arrived, Will asked James, his guitar player friend from work,to jam with them.