Guitarist Ari Picker was an associate from the B-Sides from Chapel Hill, NC, together with his child years friend Noah Smith, Travis Horton, Eric Kuhn, and Ken Mosher. The group released an EP, Two Gorgeous Beachers, and an recording, Yes, Certainly, the B-Sides, Quite! (2001), which Picker co-wrote all except one from the songs, before Horton and Kuhn remaining. Picker and Smith after that added Jonny Tunnell and his sibling Joah Tunnell, and transformed the group’s name towards the By no means, liberating a self-titled recording on, may 18, 2004, accompanied by Antarctica: A Storybook Record, on July 11, 2006. In the mean time, Picker went to Berklee University of Music in Boston, and his research resulted in a single EP performed having a nine-piece orchestra. For the endeavor, he used the group name Shed in the Trees and shrubs, and the disk, titled Period Taunts Me, made an appearance on March 20, 2007. Another album adopted in 2008.