We started playing together as America Owns The Moon at the Lexington House (RIP) in Fountain Square in the summer of the year 2000. We were recording one of Taylor's songs called, Let's Pretend We're Retarded. Brad Palmer was at the helm. We decided to become a band based on that recording and on the pretext that if it ever started 'to suck' we would quit.
We played together for a year before playing shows. At some point, the Lexington House caught fire. It was electrical and may have had something to do with one of the many occasions in which we used the chandelier in a similar manor as the gremlins when they took over the movie theater.
AOTM went on hiatus for nearly 9 months.
Once everyone had a home again we got back at it. We recorded a 5 song ep and played many more shows. Somewhere in there we approached Kooch or he approached us about doing a live to 2 track recording to demo songs for the full-length he wanted to do. We recorded and mixed it live during the last weekend of April. We liked it so much, we wanted to put it out as an ep. Benchmark Records put it out as the Tiger EP. We played more shows. We started working on the full-length, but money and time were always factors and the recording was never finished.
It finally started to suck in 2005 so we called it quits.
About nine months later it stopped sucking and we started playing again. Then I moved to San Francisco at the end of 2006 putting AOTM on indefinite hiatus.
That's the best I can remember it. Details will be added as they become clear.