Brian, Joel and Sean were band nerds who met in high school in Wilmington, Delaware in 1989. In 1992 they discovered punk rock and commenced making demo tapes and playing battles of the bands as Plow. By 1994 they were high school graduates and (in the case of Brian and Joel) college dropouts, and the rest of the world had started to figure out who they were.
Over the next four years they made a bunch of records, toured whenever they could, and played two or three shows a week throughout the mid-Atlantic, falling in love with and becoming honorary members of every strange and brilliant backwater punk scene they stumbled across. After a forcible name change, a bad licensing deal and a collapsed European tour, Brian, Joel and Sean concluded that “making a living” playing punk rock was about as realistic and desirable as becoming a Navy Seal or building a time machine. They went on with their lives in mostly normal ways, figuring that their little musical experiment would quickly be forgotten.