Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Grain began working collectively in 2005, when Grain made a visitor appearance on Lewis’ 1st single album, Rabbit Hair Coat. Lewis came back the favour by performing on Grain’s own single debut, Trouble Is definitely Real, and both continued their collaboration after Rice became a member of Lewis’ touring music group the following yr. Following a Rabbit Fur Coating tour, Lewis and Grain began living collectively in Silverlake and focusing on fresh projects, including Grain’s sophomore work Further North, Lewis’ Acidity Tongue, as well as the Elvis Costello record Momofuku. While touring to get Acid Tongue, both found themselves composing songs which were quicker and poppier than their earlier material. Instead of release the brand new music on the respective single albums, they created Jenny and Johnny and journeyed to Omaha, NE, where they spent the wintertime of 2009 documenting a full recording with Mike Mogis. The duo produced their established debut twelve months later on, when I’m HAVING A GREAT TIME Now premiered in August.