Poolboy was formed in 2003 by vocalist & guitar player Michael Loveland (Early Beat), vocalist & bass player Sean Barker (Early Beat & Bad Athlete), and drummer John Calvin Abney (John Moreland, solo). The trio released a 7" in 2014 that gave a quick taste of the shared vocals and frenetic guitars of Barker and Loveland and the energetic drumming of Abney. Just as the single was released Michael Loveland was diagnosed with cancer. With the community rallied around him and his family, Loveland beat the disease and dedicated his radioactive energy to reactivating his passion, Poolboy. They played various venues and festivals in preparation for recording their debut album with Brine Webb at his OKC studio. The album was recorded with minimal overdubs over a period of just two days to capture the feeling of their raucous live shows. Pressed at 45 RPM and limited to 300.