Porn On Beta was formed in June 2000 by principal songwriter Corey Hobbis, as a solo project, but then blossomed into a band, when James O'Brien joined as lead vocalist. Before joining on with Porn On Beta, James was the founder of the extremely popular internet radio station RantRadio, which specialized in the style of music that Corey was creating. The band recorded their first Album "Welcome To Real Life" and released it independently in March 2002, to some critical acclaim. The live unit exploded from two people to five, including a female singer/guitarist,bass player, and percussionist. After some shows in various venues around the Vancouver Area, the live unit was paired down to three as electronically minded guitarist Shawn McGillivray took the six string helm. May 2004 saw the release of the sophomore album "Brand New Road To Nowhere", which promotes a more organic, freewheeling EBM sound, that breaks out of the rigid bindings that vocal electronic music sometimes creates for itself. Supposedly a third album, Evolver, was set to be released near 2006, but as of 2007 it has yet to be released.