Kulash and Nordwind met at summer camp at the ages of 11. Together they formed a band, The Greased Ferrets. They met Andy in High School, and then Dan in college. The Chicago-based quartet thus formed in the Fall of 1998. After releasing several Independent singles they were signed by Capitol in late 2001. Their self-titled debut was released in September 2002, which featured their first hit "Get Over It". Their second album was released in 2005, which featured the song "A Million Ways" and it's subsequent video became the most downloaded video ever with more than 3 million downloads.