Athens, GA-based psych-folk collective Summer months Hymns was formed in 1997 by vocalist/guitarist Zach Gresham and drummer Philip Dark brown, who all previously teamed in the group Joe Xmas. Masters from the Hemisphere guitarist Bren Mead finished the initial lineup, with Of Montreal’s Derek Almstead and Dottie Alexander shortly becoming a member of on bass and keyboards, respectively; multi-instrumentalist Adrian Finch, also of Experts from the Hemisphere, authorized on before the launch from the debut Summer season Hymns solitary, the Manufactured in Mexico launch “Half Fed up with Shadows.” The group’s 1st full-length effort, Tone of voice Sibling and Sister, adopted in 2000. Celebratory Arm Gesture made an appearance in springtime 2001, their second for Misra. A yr later, Summer season Hymns became a quartet with Gresham, Dark brown, and Matt Dawson (bass, banjo, mandolin, keyboards) and Matt Stoessel (pedal metal, acoustic guitar). With a fresh lineup, Summer season Hymns became a member of Lambchop’s Tag Nevers for the documenting of the third recording. The glossy nation cheer of Clemency found its way to mid-summer 2003 while stateside displays held the momentum heading before year’s end. When the music group wasn’t scheduled to execute, Gresham kept occupied by writing fresh songs; those classes were gathered for Summer season Hymn’s first EP, Worth Series, Vol. 1: Fools Yellow metal (2004). 2 yrs later, with another shift in music group employees under their belt, Summer season Hymns released Backward Masks. It presented the debut of ex-Pine Condition bassist Chris Riser.