Codeseven was formed in 1995 as a melodic hardcore band in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Their first "official" release (their actual first release was called Paper or Plastic , released through a small Winston-Salem based label called Huel Records), A Sense of Coalition (1998) gained popularity on college radio stations for a cover of Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" (not to be confused with the Ataris' cover of the same song that became a mainstream radio hit years later). With their milestone release, Division of Labor (1999), Codeseven found themselves at the forefront of the hardcore movement. With the departure of singer David Owen, they released The Rescue (2002). This album saw the band becoming less aggressive and more melodic, largely abandoning their hardcore roots in favor of progressive, experimental space rock as Cave In had done. Their final album, Dancing Echoes/Dead Sounds, was released in 2004 on Equal Vision Records. The following year the band broke up in order to pursue different opportunities.