Joy Zipper is composed of songwriting and real-life partners Vinny Cafiso and Tabitha Tindale, for the duo originates from Long Island, NY, and both have been individually crafting their own musical takes since their early teens. Cafiso, who has been in various bands since age 12, met his future mate at a local band competition in which his band was participating. Shortly thereafter, Tindale stepped up to manage his My Bloody Valentine spoof group until their young love broke up the band. After scoring a deal with a U.K. label, Carfiso and Tindale were instantly tagged the new indie rock pair, similar to the likes of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. Centering themselves around the cool electronic crowd in London during the latter '90s, Joy Zipper began molding professional relationships with the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Skylab, Geneva, and Cornershop's Tjinder Singh. Their fresh sound was captured on their self-titled release, which was issued on Bar-None in fall 2000.