Though both was raised near one another in Abilene, TX, it wasn’t until 1999 that John Mark Lapham and Micah P. Hinson initial met through shared friend Brandon Carr. Following the preliminary introduction, Lapham, an associate from the experimental indie rock and roll clothing the Earlies, and Hinson, a burgeoning vocalist/songwriter, started jamming jointly and making fragmentary tracks. Among sessions using the Earlies, Lapham works on these parts additional for what both would ultimately christen the Later Cable. He helped Hinson rating a offer at Sketchbook for his single music; both would launch music making use of their independent projects over time, but they under no circumstances forgot about their interact as the Past due Cord. Lapham ultimately brought the medial side task to the eye of 4AD, the label by which their debut, Lamps through the Wheelhouse, was released in July 2006. The five-song EP of contemplative acoustic and digital musings discovered Hinson on vocals, with both music artists handling a number of instruments.