The post-grunge emo outfit Pop Unknown hailed from Austin, TX, and had a hearty pop sound. Composed of Tim Lasater (vocals/guitar), Gabe Wiley (drums), Joel Ganucheau (guitar), Matt Breedlove (guitar), and Casper Echols (bass), Pop Unknown issued their debut EP, Summer Season Kills, on Deep Elm in 1999. They toured with the likes of Pedro the Lion, Jimmy Eat World, and the Get Up Kids and shaped a strong, tight unit. In 1999, Pop Unknown released their first studio full-length, If Arsenic Fails, Try Algebra. The August Division followed three years later. At some point, members began a side project called Kissing Chaos, which eventually became a full-time gig in the summer of 2002, effectively ending Pop Unknown.