The alternativerock group that is now known as Everlea began in November of 1999. Vocalist and guitarist Justin Dubé is the sole remaining original member; the rest of the band is Casey Shea on guitar, James Young on bass, and Brendan Soares on drums. They are from Kingston, Ontario. Their debut EP, Friends Hurt Friends, was released in 2004 on the independent label Christy Ridge Records. It is available, in its entirety, for streaming on the band's Purevolume site.