Rising from the ashes of indie-pop five-piece Skypark, singer/guitarist Brent Kenji set up the Fairways in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA in the late 1990s with fellow Skypark associates Jen Cohen and Andrew Leavitt. After recruiting Keiko Kayamoto and Zac Stanley, they released the ten-song Is normally Everything FINE? record in 2000 on Paris Caramel Information. The music group garnered vital acclaim because of their blissful selection of indie pop, much like Blueboy and Vacation. Kenji’s heartfelt sharp and clean vocals, as well as the band’s specific instrumentation impressed many in the indie pop picture. They released a divide EP with fellow San Franciscans Aislers Occur 2000 on Yakamashi Information, and released the EP Darling, NOT Believe on Washington D.C.’s Matinee Information that same yr. Also in 2000, they released the break up EP Permanent Holiday with Japan’s Three Berry Snow Cream on Dogprint Information. Stanley remaining the music group in 2000, and was changed with a drummer basically called Deanna. In 2002, the Fairways resolved into the studio room to record the follow-up for Can be Everything FINE?.