From the start, Trunk Federation knew they wanted to be different. Their video-game-sounding indie rock brought a unique vision to the southwestern indie rock scene from their start in Arizona in the mid 1990s with their first singles. The Winnie seven-inch came first, released on Medical Records in 1995. Hi-Fi For Small Fry soon followed, as the second in the series. The Young Cherry Trees seven-inch came next, completing the trilogy. Soon after forming, the band shared stages with the likes of Love Battery, Archers of Loaf, Poster Children, and Killdozer. After a performance at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, the band signed to Alias Records in 1996, and went into the studio with producer Alex Newport. The band's debut full-length, 1997's The Infamous Hamburger Transfer on Alias Records, springboarded the group to new heights. 1998's The Curse Of Miss Kitty came next. Featuring organs, horns and strings, the band had obviously decided to take a more risky approach this time around, even covering the Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays." 2000 saw the released of Lay the Hip on Plastique Records.