Acquiring their name from the primary character within the 1986 BMX movie Rad, Cru Jones arrived together in 2001 in Florida. Relocating a couple of years later on to Syracuse, NY, their passionate crossbreed of post-hardcore and emo was sometimes similar to Fugazi or early Coalesce; their dynamic tracks, in conjunction with relentless touring and an intense live display, helped the people build a faithful grassroots pursuing. The music group — made up of brothers Terry (vocals) and Mike Bloom (drums), Tyler Miller (acoustic guitar), and Stephen Lamberti (bass) — released their full-length debut, The Discussion, on Undecided Information in 2004. The recording was well received as well as the music group adopted up in past due summer 2005 using the acoustic EP A Roadside Look at. Various member adjustments happened, and by this time around, the group included the brothers Bloom with bassist Phil Christensen and guitarists Tim Shoreline and Travis Fitzsimmons.