Formed in July of 2001 by Eric Bemberger, Chris Hughes, and Joel Petersen of Gabardine, Beep Beep were godfathered into a spot on Gabardine's label, Saddle Creek. Business Casual, their first record, released in August of 2004, was a fiery throwback to'70s post-punk and early Kate Bush. This sound didn't last long, though, and after several lineup changes, by the time they entered the studio again in 2007 they had changed drastically, fully embracing new wave. Joel Petersen, who had previously played bass for the Faint and had released music under the name Broken Spindles, left to resume recording as a solo act. Hughes left soon after, leaving a new lineup of Bemberger, Darren Keen (the Show Is the Rainbow), Javid Dabestani (Bright Calm Blue), and James Reilly (Pharmacy Spirits). After whittling down 32 recorded songs to the 14 included on Enchanted Islands, Saddle Creek released Beep Beep's second album in March of 2009.