After guitarist Ben Einziger and stepbrother and bassist Paul Fried’s band, Audiovent, split up, they thought that their amount of time in the professional music world was finished. They continuing to try out casually together, nevertheless, which offered Einziger the chance to try his hands at songwriting and performing for the very first time, a thing that he required to quickly. Quickly they invited vocalist Stephanie Eitel to become listed on their band, known as Agent Sparks, and in addition earned a drummer, although he quickly remaining when another group provided him a spending gig. Fortunately, Einziger and Fried understood a good substitute, program drummer George Purviance, a child years friend from summer season camp who was simply also surviving in LA, and asked him to become listed on the music group. Purviance approved, and in 2005 Agent Sparks’ EP, NOT Merry (made by Einziger’s sibling and Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger), arrived on Immortal Information. The next yr saw the discharge of the debut full-length, Crimson Rover.