Craving Theo, a quartet based in Portland, emerged from the Pacific Northwest with their major-label release in 2002, with a sound that brought the region attention a decade earlier with bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and, most applicable to Craving Theo, Alice in Chains, Three-quarters of the band, lead singer/guitarist Calvin Baty, bass player Brian McMillen, and drummer Jason Dunn, had come together by the summer of 1999. Teaming with producer Rick Parashar, whose credits included Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam, and adding guitarist Bob Capka, the band set to work on an album, which they finished in October 2000. Through constant gigging and the attention of a Portland radio station that gave heavy airplay to the track "Stomp," the band's following began to grow. The record was picked up by Columbia and Craving Theo was inked to a deal with the label, which reissued the album in 2002.
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