Hailing from Corvallis, Oregon, the self-described "rock-ska-billy" outfit the W's comprised Brian Morris, Bret Barker, James Carter, Andrew Schar, Todd Gruener and Valentine Hellman. After just a handful of shows, the group signed to the 5 Minute Walk label, which in 1998 issued the W's debut LP Fourth from the Last. The Trouble with X appeared a year later. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi