Pop underground band Starbelly made a splash in 1998 with Lemon Fresh, its debut CD from Not Lame. Indie critics welcomed the band's sound and placed the album among the year's best releases. The trio is comprised of drummer Greg Schroeder, guitarist Bryan Ewald, and bassist Dennis Schocket. Each member also sings and contributes as a songwriter. Not Lame put out the band's second release, Everyday and Then Some, in 2002. Despite its upbeat music, the album contains a few songs that were inspired by the serious topic of loss. "Baby's Eyes" focuses on the loss a parent feels when a child leaves the nest, while "Broken Hearts in Stereo" deals with separation and the band's loss of one of its members.