Kalkaska formed in the Detroit suburbs in summer months 2001 seeing that the experimental task of art pupil Christian Jay Sienkiewicz. Originally concentrating on split digital instrumentals, Sienkiewicz would shortly end up being the group’s business lead vocalist aswell as business lead guitarist. With bassist Matt Porter and drummer Mike Campbell filling in the primary trio, a slew of various other musicians joined up with the group sporadically, producing Kalkaska even more of a revolving rock and roll/dub collection when compared to a traditional music group in early stages. Brothers Eric Fouladabash and Joe Fouladabash became a member of as multi-instrumentalists, and Asim Ahktar performed arbitrarily using the group, and a bongo participant known merely as Pandamonious. The band’s quirky concert events quickly elevated eyebrows in the Michigan music picture. Beginning in 2003, Matt Iannuzzi offered as the band’s home MC and roadie. After developing a hype in the Detroit picture with three individually released cassettes, the band’s Display Me Yr Riffs EP premiered in nov 2002, and was remixed and repackaged for the Exile On Wayne Street EP later on in the entire year. Campbell remaining the group in past due 2002, and was changed by previous My Mind drummer Ryan Cady. The Fun Lakes EP adopted in 2003 on Sienkiewicz’s personal Electriks&dunes Records.