Led by vocalist Jimmy Gnecco, Ours is a progressive rock band from New Jersey that has included a evolving cast of musicians since its conceptin in 1992. After the release of its debut album, Sour in 1994, the band dissolved but reformed again in 1997 when Gnecco returned with a fresh lineup and sound that attracted industry attention. Ours signed with DreamWorks Records and released its first album with a major label titled Distorted Lullabies, in 2001. As the band's sound shifted toward alternative rock, its albums began climbing the charts. While 2002's Precious sat low on the charts at number 187, the band's 2008 release Mercy (Death for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy) peaked at number 11 on the US Heatseekers chart.