Alt-pop band Breaking Laces began life as a solo project by singer/guitarist Willem Hartong, who recorded the albums Operation Income (May 2003) and Sohcahtoa (February 2004) on his own.
He then joined with drummer Seth Mazarsky, later adding bassist Rob Chojnacki, with whom Mazarsky had played previously in the band Darby Jones. Hartong, Mazarsky, and Chojnacki played live extensively before recording their first album together, Lemonade (August 2005). The six-song EP Astronomy Is My Life, But I Love You followed in October 2006. Live at Seaside appeared in October 2009. In 2010, Breaking Laces released the four-song EP When You Find Out. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi