In December 2010, tensions between your members of Paramore had reached a boiling point, prompting brothers Josh and Zac Farro to leave the group. While Paramore forged forward like a slimmed-down three-piece, the Farro siblings bounced back again by developing their own rings. Josh announced the forming of Book American in early Feb, assuming lead acoustic guitar responsibilities and rounding out the lineup with vocalist Vehicle Beasley, bassist Ryan Clark, and drummer Tyler Ward. Zac, who’d shaped his own music group, Half Noises, times following the Paramore break up, changed Ward on drums later on that month. Citing Jimmy Eat Globe and Explosions in the Sky as affects, the band started laying plans to get a debut EP.