The Vehicle Pelt formed in NEW YORK in 1995. With previous Native Nod vocalist/guitarist Chris Leo on the helm, the band’s first account included Brian Maryanski on electric guitar, Sean Greene on bass, and Neil O’Brian on drums. The very first full-length release from the music group, Stealing From WELL KNOWN Thieves, premiered on Gern Blandsten in 1996 and attained a modicum of university radio achievement. Stealing From WELL KNOWN Thieves reached amount 39 in the Gavin university radio graphs, recalling a far more melodic aspect of Sonic Youth with Leo’s guitar-driven, half-spoken, half-sung delivery. The discharge was one of the most effective from Gern Blandsten’s early catalog and was accompanied by some regional and nationwide touring which drew a lot more focus on the music group in the faculty underground. Sean Green still left the group and was changed by Blonde Redhead’s Toko Yasuda. With the brand new lineup, the Truck Pelt released their sophomore work, The Sultans of Sentiment, in 1997, once again released on Gern Blansten. Sultans of Sentiment concentrated even more on textural components as well as the building of the type of melodic fragments which were present on the debut. Yasuda’s impact also drew the music group into even more minimal song constructions and introduced components of digital music in to the blend. The Vehicle Pelt disbanded in 1997, soon after some short touring that adopted the release from the Sultans of Sentiment. While Maryanski and O’Brian would play with a number of musical projects within the east coastline, Chris Leo and Toko Yasuda continued to create the Lapse later on that year.