Vocalist Dave Derrick, guitarists Kyle Ellison and Jared Tuten, bassist Sims Ellison, and drummer Shandon Sahm (the boy of Tex-Mex tale Doug Sahm, incidentally) met in senior high school in San Antonio and began performing as well as various lineups. Ultimately buying the name Pariah (never to become confused using the English rock music group), their live display gained them a local pursuing, and a agreement with Geffen quickly adopted. After repeated and annoying delays, Pariah’s debut recording, To Mock a Killingbird, was finally released in middle-1993. Nonetheless it showed up minutes too past due to capitalize around the locks metal trend (after that in its loss of life throes because of the introduction of grunge), as well as the disappointed music artists soon proceeded to go their separate methods. Tragically, Sims Ellison would commit suicide 2 yrs later after shifting to LA — the sufferer of depressive disorder. The Sims Basis was founded in his honor to supply healthcare to Austin-area music artists.