Whysall Lane began in the late ’90s as a solo project for singer and guitarist Richard Baluyut. While taking a break from his duties as songwriter and frontman for NYC indie-rock titans Versus,
Baluyut walked the plank as a solo artist and began performingstripped-down sets of his “other” originals (and the odd Depeche Mode cover). He dubbed the new act Whysall Lane after a
neighborhood street in his hometown of Detroit. After moving to San Francisco in 2001, Baluyut hooked up with ex-Jawbreaker drummer Adam Pfahler and SPCA Cat Behaviorist Mikel Delgado
(Wussum*Pow, The Little Deaths, The Cinnamon Imperials). While sitting through the seventh inning stretch of a Giants vs. Mets game, the three decided to revive Baluyut’s solo material in a
full-on band setting. After selling out countless telephone booths and playing alongside such luminaries as Sleater-Kinney, Mission Of Burma, Imperial Teen, and Jets To Brazil, the band headed into the studio to hammer out their set. They couldn’t have been happier with the result: indie-rock for people who hate indie-rock.