When singer Rebecca Mitchell left Oklahoma and moved to Providence, RI, she was asked by Dare Matheson and Jon Loper (members of Providence's psychedelic freak-out group La Machine) to start a band. Upon Mitchell's request, another local musician – Arab on Radar's Jeff Schneider – was brought on board.
The newly-formed group began jamming on cover songs - everthing from Captain Beefheart to Devo - and soon began writing original material. Made in Mexico officially debuted before a packed audience at Providence's Safari Lounge. Their debut record, Zodiac Zoo, was released in Fall 2005 on Skin Graft Records.