Whilst in Sicily to go to his friends within the Manges, musician and punk rock and roll renaissance guy John “Jughead” Pierson made a decision to rent a set and spend time concluding a novel. Ultimately, though, the ex-Screeching Weasel guitarist skipped producing music. After borrowing a secondhand classical guitar from a pal, Jughead begun to think about just how much he liked playing the device, instead of its electrified counterpart. He valued the immediacy from the acoustic and its own ability to provide music to the people minus the confining power grid of night clubs and pubs. The trip, those thoughts, which classical guitar became the impetus for Also in Blackouts, the world’s initial completely acoustic punk-pop combo. A punk rock and roll veteran, Pierson constructed several younger music artists for the Also in Blackouts task, including vocalist Liz Eldredge, who got never even experienced a music group before. No stranger towards the intricacies from the record business, Jughead self-released Misconceptions & Imaginary Magicians, EIB’s debut, limited its pressing to 2,000 copies, and offered it specifically through online impartial music shop Interpunk. But quickly the LP was the site’s best-seller, and Berkeley’s Lookout! Information took see. The label was an excellent fit, because they had been old close friends of Jughead’s from his Screeching Weasel times. So, in past due March of 2003, Lookout! released Misconceptions & Imaginary Magicians into wider distribution. The recording featured addresses of Weasel traditional “Hey Suburbia,” in addition to Procedure Ivy’s “Understanding” and “Just You” from Yaz. Actually in Blackouts backed the album having a spring and summer time tour in 2003.