After writing, recording and touring in support of Read Music/Speak Spanish, instrumentalist Denver Dalley took a break from his band, Desaparecidos and created Statistics. Statistics deliver an edgy, abstract sound that's both post-rock/experimental and indie rock. Along with Michael Sweeney, Dalley recorded a self-titled EP for Jade Tree. The stunning five-song set appeared in summer 2003. Months later, Dalley and the Good Life's Tim Kasher hooked up for a proper full-length. Alongside Mike Mogis, A.J. Mogis and Scott Martin, Statistics' end result was the rich soundscape of Leave Your Name. It appeared on Jade Tree in January 2004.