Although formed in New Hampshire in 2002, the Everyday Visuals later relocated to Boston, where their melodic approach to pop music — one that emphasized thick vocal harmonies and the sturdy songwriting of Christopher Pappas — helped make them New England's most promising unsigned act. Pappas and drummer Joe Seiders began playing together in 1996, releasing several albums under the name Pawn Unction. When that group disbanded in the early 2000s, the two continued their partnership by launching the Everyday Visuals, a melodic trio that also featured the guitar work of Kyle Fredrickson. The group released Media Crush in 2004 before adding guitarist Eli Sheer to the fold, a move that allowed the Visuals to drench their music in multi-part harmonies. Released in 2007, Things Will Look Up was appropriately vocal-heavy, betraying the band's affinity for the music of the Beach Boys and the Beatles. A self-titled third album arrived in 2009, followed by some of the band's most extensive touring to date.