Following the dissolution of Denali, former frontwoman Maura Davis briefly considered going for a break from music and perhaps heading back to school. Prior to the Richmond, VA, local could sign up for classes, nevertheless, Davis present herself writing brand-new music that she wished to pursue. With home-recorded demos readily available, she soon asked Chicago-based bassist Stephen Howard (Pinebender) and drummer Ryan Rapsys (Euphone, Heroic Dosages) — who acquired both performed for Denali on the last tour — to become listed on her new task in the summertime of 2004. Music subsequently begun to consider shape through regular mailings between Illinois and Virginia. Davis ultimately flew to Chicago to begin with actual rehearsals, with the ultimate addition of guitarist Matt Clark (Pinebender, Joan of Arc), Ambulette (originally Bella Lea) was comprehensive. Jointly, the group wove pensive, heartfelt sentiments by way of a relatively brighter atmosphere than Denali. Ambulette’s moody and seductive debut EP, The Lottery, was documented in the springtime of 2005 and released by Astralwerks the next March.