The Tie That Binds began in 1993 under their original moniker of Badger. Centered out of Houston, TX, Abridged Information debuted the band’s audio of melodic hardcore and indie undertones for the 1994 break up EP with fellow Texans Blueprint. Carrying out a U.S. tour and their 1995 EP, Unsatisfied Life, Badger find that there was currently a ’70s supergroup (offering users of Kiss believe it or not) using the same name. After changing their name towards the Connect That Binds, One Feet Information released the band’s 1st full-length, Gradually Sinking Under, in 1997. Short trips with Kerosene 454, Jimmy Eat Globe, and Boy Units Fire eventually adopted.