The Red Channels were a highly unique experimental pop outfit initially formed by Ryan Block and Elaine Azari as a duo in Oklahoma City. The band moved to Portland, Oregon as the duo released their debut 7" ('Cling to None' b/w 'Cut Your Tongue') in 2002, where Ryan focused his efforts on guitars and drums, and Elaine invested herself in keys and vocals. The Red Channels then recruited Anne Marie, Joel Rasmussen, Ahren Burns, Mariya Burns and John Manson among others for live and recorded work. Silver Girl released their self-titled debut album which was followed by ‘Lonely Melting Iceberg’ (2005) and ‘Ghetto Cooking’ (2009) on Ten Dollar Recording Co. before calling it quits. Of the Silver Girl release Hutch said "...The Red Channels' self-titled album is an ambitious one, deserving of any and all respectable ears open and patient enough to endure the barrage..."