Seattle rockers My Sister's Machine first appeared in early '90s, riding the wave of grunge into the mainstream and a record deal despite their relatively short existence. Vocalist Nick Pollock had played the guitar in Alice in Chains in the '80s, and remained in the close-knit Seattle metal scene that included those two bands as well as Gruntruck and Screaming Trees. The band also consisted of guitarist Owen Wright, bassist Chris Ivanovich, and drummer Chris Gohde. After two unheralded albums, they called in quits in 1994. Pollock would go on to form Tanks of Zen in the late '90s.