Formed in 2001 in Orange County (CA) by Chas, Chuck, Keith and John. Their debut release "Let's Start This Over" was released through fellow Orange County label, Criterion Records home of Big Blue Monkey (Story of the Year). Criterion helped to give Halfwayhome the running start they needed as the album was later picked up by Wynona Records. In the summer of 2002 Halfwayhome was able to hop on to two weeks of the Warped Tour. They were quickly building a stalwart fan base city by city. One of those fans was Angel Juarbe music industry dude and soon to be founder of his own label.