While beneath the affects of large indie/hardcore hitters such as for example Fugazi, Motörhead, Slayer, Unsane, and Godflesh, amongst others, Matt Beck (acoustic guitar/vocals), Jimmy Reeves (bass), and Chris Raines (drums) formed Spitfire in 1996 to make a little sound within their quiet Virginia Beach community. Using the release of the debut EP, Straining Toward What’s to Arrive, Solid State required notice and authorized a cope with Spitfire; this led to the release of the first full-length, Deceased NEARBY, in 1999. The people next added business lead vocalist Jon Spencer and released the EP The Slideshow Whiplash through Goodfellow Information before phoning it each day in 2001. Users continued to other tasks, such as for example Beck becoming a member of up with emo rockers Mae. However in 2004, Spitfire made a decision to re-form; Beck, Raines, and Spencer transported over in to the second incarnation and had been became a member of by guitarist Scottie Henry (ex-Norma Jean) and bassist Dan Tulloh (ex-Scarlet). Still with Goodfellow, the people released the full-length Self-Help in early 2006, and Ian Sabo became a member of the music group on bass, leading to Tulloh to change instruments to be Spitfire’s third guitarist.