Death Party At The Beach began as the solo project of Lance Derouin. His compositions were created in self-fulfillment as a means of branching from the familiar sounds surrounding the area at the time. Collaborating with Nathan Webb offered a new-found opportunity to bring the music into a live setting and expand the possibilities of their future. They quickly began a steady pace of writing and performing as a duo for two years. Soon after, Aaron Aparicio and Ray Bell joined as the assertive rhythm section they required.