Indie darlings The Competition came jointly in later 1999 when drummer Kevin Duneman still left Chisel Drill Hammer. Duneman, Craig Klein (vocals/electric guitar) and Steve Artwork (electric guitar/vocals) done The Race’s melodic pop design in their indigenous Chicago through the entire remaining calendar year; A self-titled EP made an appearance prior to the year’s end and Chicago Ruins Everything proclaimed the band’s full-length debut in middle-2000. During this time period, Duneman also caused famous brands Slacker, Ativin, and Telefon Tel Aviv. The Competition released their sophomore work, The Perfect Present in fall 2002. Bassist Jeremy Parker became a member of The Race prior to the end of the entire year. The Rose EP made an appearance in springtime 2004.