Manchester Orchestra originated in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Feeling increasingly alienated at his "small-town-Georgia, Christian high school" named Providence Christian Academy, in suburban Atlanta, the band's lead singer Andy Hull became so frustrated that he spent his senior year studying at home. He also wrote and recorded his first full length album in 2004 while studying his last high school year.
Early in their career, the band recorded an album entitled Nobody Sings Anymore; however, it was never released due to the shift in the band's musical direction and personal changes undergone following its recording. The band stated that "the band that made the record was different to the band now." That being said, it may be released at some point in the future. Some of the tracks written for the album were instead released on You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, but Brilliance Needs a Good Editor.
Following the EP, Manchester Orchestra recorded and released their debut album I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child. This album gained the attention of the music industry, and eventually led to their signing with Canvasback. The album was released nationwide July 27, 2007. The band worked in the studio recording their second EP, Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind, with producer Dan Hannon and engineer Brad Fisher. It was released October 7, 2008. Manchester Orchestra.