Rock band Jimmy Eat World was formed in Arizona, in 1993. The lineup includes Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch, and Zack Lind. They are mostly famous for such hits as “The Middle”, “Sweetness”, and “Pain”.
When the band just formed, they recorded a demo album One Two Three Four and their first LP Jimmy Eat World (1994) with an independent label Wooden Blue Records. This company worked mostly with punk, emo, and indie groups. Their first album wasn’t successful.
The band experimented with emo music. They started to perform at small clubs and festivals. Jimmy Eat World met many bands with similar music such as Christie Front Drive and Sense Field.
In 1995, the band signed a contract with Capitol Records. A year later, they recorded their second album Static Prevails, which failed to make the charts but brought the band some popularity.