Service Group began in 1999 with two friends from Reno, Nevada that moved to Los Angeles. Starting the band was an afterthought. Dylan Hay-Chapman (guitar) and Kirklyn Cox (drums) were joined by Kevin Whitman on bass. They put out a single and two full-lengths on Portland, OR based Squid vs. Whale records. The band has had a revolving door membership that has included members of Ozma, New MaximumDonkey, and Big In Japan.