"Columbus, OH-based indie pop combo Tiara was formed in 1995 by singer/guitarist Eric Rottmayer, also famed in underground circles for his
solo project Metronome. Guitarist Brian Freshour, his bassist brother Craig and drummer Brian Moore soon completed the lineup, with the debut
Tiara single "Birthmark" (a split release with Preston Furman) appearing in 1996; "Find the Time" followed a year later, and in 1998 the group
issued its first full-length effort Calling the Whales on the Hub City label. .