The 90 Day Men moved to Chicago in 1995. As a St. Louis based band during the late days of the last century they specialised in angular moves and New Wave-ism before it became fashionable. They released two seven inches, two EPs and one album, (It (Is) It) Critical Band, in this mode. A decisive moment came with the introduction in 1999 of Rhodes piano player and keyboardist Andy Lansangan, half way through writing (It (Is) It) Critical Band. Lansangan's style and musical presence gave the band's songs the ability to move in new directions.