The Jonbenét began in the sweltering Houston summer of 2003. Shortly after, the band recorded a 7-song demo. Following a lineup change, they self-released a five-song EP entitled "Five Stories Retold." Not more than five months later, the band self-released three new songs on a split EP with fellow Houston band The Kidnap Soundtrack. During all this time, The Jonbenét hit the road hard, embarking on three DIY tours. Two full US (including Canada), and one of the west coast.