The name was chosen while watching a documentary on the Quechua people's culture, when Nova gathered with some friends to jam, which led to the formation of the group in 2005. The band's first gig was at Madison Square Garden as opening act for the Colombian rock group Aterciopelados. After winning the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) Battle of the Bands contest, the band was signed by Nacional Records. Their music has been featured on TV and film including From Prada to Nada, The Heartbreak Kid, La Mujer de Mi Hermano, and Las Vegas, and received airplay on Indie 103.1 (Los Angeles), KCRW (Los Angeles), KEXP (Seattle), and KUT (Austin).
Their debut release, All Good Things, was self-produced by Nova with additional mixing in Monterrey, Mexico by Alejandro Rosso of Plastilina Mosh.