Palindrome-obsessed indie rockers IfIHadAHiFi met up in north Wisconsin, and designed a sound that fused squalling noise rock with dance is better than and cheap consumer electronics. Original users Dr. Uncomfortable (drums), Mr. Security alarm (bass), and Yale Hold off (synth, acoustic guitar) first performed together in an area band known as the Pop Machine, which disbanded in past due 1999. Forming a fresh group, they started playing displays around the region, and documented a demonstration (full name: We WILL NEVER BE In charge of Any Harm to Plastic material Bowling Balls. THIS CONSISTS OF Scrapes, Nicks, Gouges, Etc. Make use of at Your Personal Risk) that discovered its method to mp3.com. They consequently added another synth player, Sound Lesion, and documented their first recognized full-length album, Types and Zeroes, that was released by No Karma in past due 2001. Prior to the group started its helping tour, Sound Lesion departed and was changed by guitarist/synth participant Reno Loner.