If the initial Sub Pop roster had an also-ran, it likely could have been the Fluid, MC5-inspired monsters from Denver — which is where in fact the story of Alta May actually begins. Drummer Garrett Shavlik was still in the Liquid in the first ’90s, when he fulfilled up with guitarist Erik Roper. Both kept in contact when Shavlik became a member of Spell, Roper’s music group Chilly Crank playing times with Spell in Colorado you should definitely venturing out and having some beverages. The two ultimately still left Denver for Seattle in 1996, in which a year or two later they started working more significantly on new tracks. The final little bit of the puzzle was bassist Marcus Piña, who originated from Seattle via London in 1991 along with his past music group, Anodyne. The trio officially debuted in 1999, and after a producing a name for themselves gigging around city, released their debut record We Such as Us in 2001, showcasing a rough-and-ready post-grunge sound that didn’t your investment catchy parts.