BioHailing from Tampa, Florida, the founding members of the atmospheric post-rock group Windsor for the Derby — guitarists Dan Matz and Jason McNeeley, along with drummer Greg Anderson — soon migrated to Austin, Texas, where they were signed to the local Trance Syndicate label. Their debut LP, 1996's Calm Hades Float, was produced and engineered by Adam Witzie, who agreed to become a full-time Windsor for the Derby member shortly after the project's completion. After issuing the EP Metropolitan Then Poland in early 1997, the group closed out the year with the release of the full-length Minnie Greunzfeldt. In 1999, they returned with Difference and Repetition. Three years later they appeared with a B-sides collection, Earnest Powers, on Emperor Jones. The band also scaled down in this time period, leaving only Matz and McNeeley from the original lineup.