NY City’s fresh wave-meets-dream pop combo Shelby formed in 2000, when singer/guitarist/keyboardist Kenny Cummings, bassist/keyboardist Phil Schuster, and drummer/singer Chad Wilson started playing collectively informally. Cummings utilized to business lead the group Small Shining Guy and performed and designed synths for performers including Elvis Costello, and Schuster offers played in rings with members previously of Swervedriver and God Machine. The group released their debut EP, Tunes | 8, in 2000, and spent another two . 5 years documenting and gigging. They released their full-length debut in middle-2003.