Che Arthur grew up in the south and played numerous instruments in numerous bands there before moving to Chicago with Universal Life and Accident, the band he'd started in Alabama with drummer Adam Reach (who would later play on Che's first two solo albums). After U.L. and A. ended in 2000, Arthur was asked to join Chicago band Atombombpocketknife, and would remain in the band until its end in 2005, appearing on its final two records God Save The ABPK (Southern Records) and Lack And Pattern (File-13 Records).
After two records playing most of the instruments - All Of Your Tomorrows Were Decided Today (Flameshovel) and Iron (Sickroom), and lots of touring North America alone with only an acoustic guitar, Arthur decided to form a band for his third record, Like Revenge (Past/Futures).
With Steve Van Horn (The Reputation) on drums and Pete Croke (of Tight Phantomz and ex-Rollo Tomasi) on bass, the band tracked the album in its practice space in the first two weeks of February 2009 with Arthur engineering and mixing.