Close friends since their preschool times, it all wasn’t until senior high school that vocalist David Henry, guitarist Brent Richardson, and drummer Oliver Platinum met up with kindred spirits able and ready to release their collective rock and roll career. Coming collectively within the hallways of Agoura Large — exactly the same college users of Incubus, Linkin Recreation area, and Hoobastank went to — in Agoura Hillsides, CA, Michael Anthony (acoustic guitar) and Tyler Johnson (bass) perfectly curved out the trio, and collectively they released American Eye in 2002. Little disasters at early gigs (home windows along with a grand piano one of the casualties) got the quintet — which sounded nearly just like a dance-rock, neo-goth edition of Sugarcult — quickly prohibited from most L.A. warm spots. A homosexual club in Western Hollywood was about their just opportunity for displays; they embraced the problem, however, and provided the band’s high-energy shows, local promoters quickly couldn’t disregard American Eyes a lot longer. They were ultimately removed the L.A. golf club picture blacklist and started selling out the majority of their gigs. The group self-released some recordings before ultimately catching the attention of regional indie SideOneDummy Information in 2004. American Eye were authorized midway through the next 12 months and their six-song EP By no means Trust WHATEVER Bleeds made an appearance that fall.