The majority of the band's members originated from ex-members of Woe, Is Me, being Tyler Carter, Michael Bohn, Cory Ferris and Ben Ferris. After they left their previous band, they recorded and released this debut EP. Later in 2014, Josh Manuel replaced Case Snedecor on drums, moving on to record the full titled Issues album. The lead single, titled "King of Amarillo," was released on October 2, 2012, along with a lyric video.
AbsolutePunk stated that the sound of the album was very similar to Woe, Is Me's album Number[s], although it had a 'twist', praising Tyler Carter's vocal ability, although called the rapping in the songs 'sour'.