The hardcore punk outfit the Killingtons wasn’t distracted from the third-wave ska revival occurring within the mid-’90s within their indigenous Southern California. Vocalist JK Thompson and bassist Chris Muench relished the noises of Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, and Jane’s Dependency, rocking it away in the neighborhood emo scene rather. Drummer Dan Hennessy became a member of the Killingtons to help make the band an entire trio, but quickly departed 2 yrs later. This remaining the band inside a innovative fog, however the staying Killingtons quickly added Michel Bravine into percussion responsibilities, liberating a five-song EP that same 12 months. Soon, the music group was attaining a big group of fans among Southern California and used bands just like the Get Up Children, Jimmy Eat Globe, Sonic Youngsters, and SUNSHINEY DAY Real Estate. During this time period of music high rise, Muench dropped his father to some heart stroke and his mom to breast malignancy. Such tragedy strengthened the burning up ferocity from the band, along with fresh guitarist Mitchell Townsend, a musical category of types was solidified. The American Produced EP premiered in 1999 and their self-titled debut adopted in fall 2000.