The easygoing indie rock of Chicago's Track a Tiger
was originally a solo idea initiated by Jim Vallet
in summer 2003. After working on some songs on acoustic guitar in his apartment for two years and receiving help from some contributors, Woke Up Early the Day I Died
was released in February 2006 on Future Appletree. A live lineup was brought together in spring 2006 and featured Vallet
(guitar, vocals), Aaron Wilkins (bass), Mike Ciuni (drums), Patrick Melvin (guitar, keyboard, vocals), and Alicia Monnier (keyboard, vocals). Track a Tiger
's second album, We Moved Like Ghosts, was set for release by April 2007 through Deep Elm.