John McCauley includes a status for enjoying an excellent cooperation with other performers between projects along with his music group Deer Tick — a while faraway from the music group resulted in the album Middle Sibling, featuring McCauley, Taylor Goldsmith, and Matthew Vasquez — and Gemstone Rugs is an organization that came jointly when McCauley happened to meet up one of is own favorite music artists. McCauley noticed a functionality by Los Lobos in his followed hometown of Nashville, and following the present he fulfilled Steve Berlin, who has sax, keyboards, and percussion using the veteran LA group. McCauley and Berlin struck up a discussion, and McCauley talked about he was thinking about recording some single material; he asked Berlin to try out on the periods, and Berlin decided. McCauley soon curved up an eclectic band of music artists to become listed on them for the upcoming task, including Deer Tick bandmate Robbie Crowell, Ian Saint Pé from the Dark Lip area, Hardy Morris of Deceased Confederate, and Bryan Dufresne of Six Finger Satellite television. After the six music artists found its way to the studio, programs to get a McCauley solo recording quickly fell from the wayside as the players started exchanging concepts and introducing materials of their personal into the blend. The music artists soon gelled right into a music group, and McCauley dubbed the brand new group Diamond Area rugs. The outcomes of their preliminary recording classes appeared on the self-titled album, released by Partisan Information in the springtime of 2012. The group reconvened for another outing at the same Nashville studio room to record their follow-up Makeup which found its way to early 2015.