Cool for August formed in Los Angeles in 1993 when L.A. scene vet Gordon Vaughn first teamed with Canadian expatriate guitarist Trevor Kustiak and drummer Shane Hills. After the addition of Maryland native Andrew Shives on bass, the group soon cut a demo tape, but fended off label interest until signing to Warner Bros. in 1995. A move to Atlanta followed to record Cool for August's 1997 debut Grand World, an album featuring guest appearances by onetime American Music Club members Mark Eitzel and Bruce Kaphan. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi