The one-man project of ¡All-Time Quarterback! started in 1999 being a aspect task for Ben Gibbard — who also spends the majority of his period fronting Loss of life Cab for Cutie. By firmly taking up a assortment of damaged Casios and a range of various other instruments which are kept jointly by duct tape, marketing campaign results in a soft but melancholy dance of lo-fi like songs. Along with his initial demo documented on a hand-held tape participant, The Envelop Periods had been self-released in 1999, accompanied by a self-titled five-song EP — including a Magnetic Areas cover — that arrived through Elsinor Information that same calendar year. In 2001, Gibbard inked a cope with Barsuk and reissued the record the following summer months.