"Oakland, CA's Jim Yoshii Pile-Up began in 1997, when Paul Gonzenbach (vocals/guitar), Frankie Koeller (bass), and Ryan Craven (drums)
began performing as a trio. The addition of guitarist Sikwaya Condon added much-needed new blood later that year, and the band took off,
performing their unique brand of textured indie rock, including tender and harsh tones along the West Coast. Named in honor of Jim Yoshii, a
high school friend of the band, the group released a self-titled EP on Yoshii's own Old Prospector Records in 1999..