Rock quartet As Tall as Lions formed in 2002 in Long Island, NY, after its members had been playing in a previous incarnation called Sundaze. The band's original lineup consisted of Daniel Nigro (vocals, guitar, piano), Saen Fitzgerald (guitar), and Clifford Sarcona (drums). After recording the Blood and Aphorisms EP, the bandmates soon landed a deal with Triple Crown Records and released the Lafcadio LP in spring 2004, and As Tall as Lions' lineup finally settled with good friend Julio Tavarez on bass. A self-titled follow-up album arrived in August 2006, followed by dates with Sparta and Sound Team. The band's third album, You Can't Take It with You, appeared three years later, finding the group focusing more heavily on dark and moody R&B-influenced songcraft.