Following the demise of his experimental pop band Enon in 2007, John Schmersal wasted virtually no time selecting other outlets for his music. Along with executing in Caribou’s live music group, he also produced Crooks on Tape with previous Enon bandmate Rick Lee and Vertical Scratchers with Christian Beaulieu, also an associate of Tranquility Creep and Anywhere. Acquiring their name from a kind of scratching choice for felines, Vertical Scratchers performed brash, jangly rock and roll inspired with the Kinks and Buzzcocks. In 2012, Beaulieu and Schmersal documented what would become their initial record at Los Angeles’ famed place/studio room/gallery The Smell. The duo spent a chunk of 2013 touring the American western coast before putting your signature on to Merge Information; they released Daughter of Everything in early 2014.