Formed in 2004 in SF, CA. Nemus (Neil Markus) met Gordon Smoot and Kex (Kylie Eckermann) where they were playing as Dreamcarver (instrumental shoegazer) at a small house party. Nemus looked them up later and wrote lyrics to the Dreamcarver song 'Sad Money'. Gordon and Kex were impressed and asked him to work with them on more songs. They started recording their first album 'Screwwhatitisyouthink' four months later. Most of the songs on this album were written by Nemus, as Gordon was still focused mainly on Dreamcarver. Smooti's second album 'The Orchards' shows a tighter collaboration between the band, and gives a taste of the funk influences that are most evident in their third studio release, 'Small Science.'