Based in NJ, the five-member Van Atta High make high-energy emo-leaning rock and roll. Founded being a trio in 2006 by Steve Kellner (vocals), Socrates Moutsakis (electric guitar), and Santino LoConte (drums), the music group released its debut EP, We Will be the Captivated, in 2006. Quickly thereafter, Truck Atta High had been joined by extra associates Steve Jasko (electric guitar) and Clark Starace (bass). Further shakeups led to the departure of Moutsakis and LoConte, who had been changed by guitarist Justin Maikisch and drummer Glenn Petnel. After producing a name for themselves on the neighborhood New Jersey music group circuit, Truck Atta High had been invited to become listed on the Vans Warped and Flavor of Chaos travels in 2007. Afterwards in the entire year they released their second EP, Operate Like Hell, and noticed a spike in visitors on the MySpace page.