In 2012, as BEATEN UP was becoming one of the primary brands in chillwave, keyboardist Phil Jones still left to resume focus on his single project Doggie Bite. Hailing from Atlanta, Jones experienced used ambient examples and GarageBand beats for his 2008 Owls Eye EP, ahead of collaborating with Cleaned Out’s Ernest Greene. Financed from the success from the Sub Pop launch Within and Without, he stocked through to gear and came back to recording single, taking a even more melody-oriented strategy for the materials on his debut full-length, Velvet Adjustments. As the recording came to a detailed, Jones announced programs to tour being a live music group with people of Balkans, Crimson Sea, Mood Bands, and his outdated music group, Washed Out, to get a 2013 tour with Toro con Moi. Velvet Adjustments premiered early that season. After launching a split one with BEATEN UP as well as the LA EP afterwards in 2013, Pet Bite — which today counted bassist Woody Shortridge and drummer Tak Takemura as long lasting people — emphasized the impact of spirit legends Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes on the music using their second record, 2014’s Tranquilizers.