The next major project from former Poundcake songwriter Clayton Scoble, Francine came together in Boston in past due 1997. Building on the building blocks of Scoble’s natural pop tendencies, Francine marks hook deviation in the method, displaying as a lot of an devotion for smart wordplay and classic indie rock looks for catchy music and guitar-driven pop. Following the dissolution of Poundcake, Scoble started floating demos around, wanting to get a functioning act choosing only a small amount downtime as it can be. The demos quickly seduced regional drummer Steve Scully, who’d used both Merrie Amsterburg and Jen Trynin, accompanied by bassist Sean Connelly (also of Astroslut) and guitarist Albert Gualtieri. The finished lineup spent time refining demos and rehearsing. In the summertime of 2000, Francine released the five-song Pop Warner EP on Q Department Records, former house of Scoble’s Poundcake. This is quickly implemented up in nov that year using the debut full-length 40 on the Fall Time. Garnering advantageous press locally, but struggling somewhat from too little national publicity, Francine didn’t tour extensively to get 40 on the Fall Time, preferring to permit the record by itself to get whatever interest might arrive their way.