Eclectic Santa Cruz indie rockers Department Day shaped in 2001. Excellently called vocalist and keyboardist Rohner Segnitz, guitarist Ryan Wilson, bassist Seb Bailey, and drummer Kevin Lenhart documented their self-titled debut EP that summer season before the music group ever played an individual gig. Combining the cool digital vibe of Broadcast or Planks of Canada using the lysergic wish pop from the Grandaddy/Flaming Lip area axis and a hint of post-rock hostility in the tempo section, the music group refined its audio on its higher-profile second EP, The Mean Method In, made by the prolific Scott Solter (also both a single musician and a latter-day person in the Hill Goats). Following release of this EP, the music group took a protracted break to focus on the associates’ academic professions, after that reconvened in LA in 2006. Their debut full-length, Beartrap Isle, was again made by Solter and released over the Eenie Meenie label in Oct 2007.