LA art-punkers S.T.U.N. created in 2000 about guitarist and lyricist Neil Spies, vocalist Christiane J., bassist Nick S., and drummer Bobby Alt. Extended, the band’s name was “Scream Toward the Uprising of Noncomformity,” which aptly clarifies the attitude and activism indicated in Spies’ acerbic polemics. After gigging throughout L.A.’s internet of bars, night clubs, parties, and free galleries, S.T.U.N. graduated to label showcases, where they drew the eye of Geffen, who authorized them in springtime 2002. Studio period with maker Sean Slade adopted, as well as the debut Development of Energy made an appearance in July 2003. Sketching comparisons with their primary influences of Trend Against the device as well as the Pixies, S.T.U.N. embarked on a thorough UNITED STATES tour which was to last through the finish of the entire year and beyond.