The band was formed by Jerry Jones (vocals), John Ferrara (guitar), Mike Schipper (guitar) and Joshua Z Weinstein (bass) in 2002. Brian Ferrara (drums) was filling-in for Trophy Scars at the time; he was only twelve years old. Soon after, Brian was added as the permanent drummer. Trophy Scars utilizes a wide variety of musical genres and non-traditional song structures in their sound. Influences have been said to range from The Beatles to Aesop Rock, from Converge to Tom Waits.