Philadelphia-based East 100 play melodic pop/rock with layers of guitars and synths, a sound that matches somewhere close to that of Death Cab for Cutie if the Cardigans’ Nina Persson had been handling the singing. The group started being a trio in 2004 when brothers Brooke and can Blair (guitars and drums, respectively) asked Brooke’s sweetheart at that time, Drexel University or college film college student Beril Guceri — who experienced previously asked the brothers to rating a film task of hers — to sing on some songs they’d laid down. She decided, and East 100 formally began, acquiring their name from a little parcel owned from the Blairs’ grandparents in rural Virginia. It had been even more of a cellar recording project when compared to a live music group initially, but as Guceri got over her awful stage fright, they began to perform shows. Several rough demos ultimately became the group’s first EPs: a self-titled one released in Apr 2005 and another, Copper Road Performer, was released in 2007. The music group started touring, and two good friends — keyboardist Susan Gager and bassist David Sunderland (who experienced actually relocated to Philly with Brooke and can before East 100 created) — arrived on board on the way to flesh out their live audio; both finished up remaining on full-time and cemented East 100 like a quintet. In 2007, the group began sessions because of its following album, nonetheless it wasn’t lengthy from then on Guceri and Brooke’s partnership fizzled, officially producing things uncomfortable. But rather than halting the group in its monitors, the unease and harm feelings were utilized to write even more new materials, and shortly the breakup acquired fueled enough music for a complete album rather than the originally prepared EP. After East 100 gained the annual Philly Audio Clash battle from the rings in 2008, the causing album, Passenger, made an appearance in January 2009.