90 Day Men were formed in 1995 in St. Louis, MO. Robert Lowe joined the group in 1997, and the band relocated to Chicago, IL. Their first recording with this line-up was the 7" single, "If You Can Bake a Cake, You Can Build a Bomb", in 1997, followed by an EP collection on Temporary Residence in 1998. They then signed to Southern Records, who released their first full-length album, (It (Is) It) Critical Band, in 2000. By this time, Andy Lansangan had joined the group on keys. Two further full-length albums, To Everybody, and Panda Park, followed in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2005 Lowe embarked a solo project called Lichens, and released solo material under the name Robert A. A. Lowe for a number of labels, including Kranky, Thrill Jockey, and Holy Mountain. Lowe was also in the band, Om, for a number of years. Following 90 Day Men's disbandment, guitarist Brian Case formed several acclaimed bands, including The Ponys, Disappears, and FACS. Drummer Cayce Key now plays in Bloodiest.