Singer/songwriter Blake Rainey and bassist Blake Parris formed the group sometime around 2000 and soon released their first full-length: Wardrobe For A Jet Weekend. In 2003, the band recorded and released Clockworker on the Two Sheds label in Atlanta. But after supporting both albums touring through the Midwest and up the northeastern coastline, the 'Tiques entered a forced hiatus as Clockworker drummer John Speaks exited the group. Rainey soon went on to release two solo albums (also on the Two Sheds label) and Parris joined local honky-tonk rockers Sodajerk.
Pop in to see a random rock show on the Atlanta scene in the past few years and you'd be hard pressed to not have heard lament for the 'Tiques long absence. Fortunately, Sodajerk drummer Kevin Charney convinced the Blakes that they weren't finished with the project by a long shot, and became the final, galvanizing piece of the band’s equation in the summer of 2007.
Soundtrack To Tear Us Apart is a forty-minute snapshot of a talented rock n' roll group picking right back up where they left off, continuing into the latter half of this decade with the same energetic stride they had when this new century began.