The Afters is a rock band founded by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua, who are both vocalists and guitarists in the band. Havens and Fuqua first worked together in a Starbucks coffee shop in Mesquite, Texas, where they played for customers, before deciding to form a band. Their original name was Blisse. The Afters are currently promoted through INO records and Columbia Records. The band's sophomore project was released in 2008.