The Lawsuits formed after Brian Dale Allen Strouse met Vanessa Winters & Brendan Cunningham, both of whom were attending Temple University. Shortly after the three started together, drummer Josh Friedman joined and the four released an acoustic EP, 'Numbers', in 2012. Guitarist Joe Bisirri joined during the making of the group's first full length, 'Cool Cool Cool', which was produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man). The album's first single, 'Onion', was chosen as #22 of Daytrotter's 300 Best Songs of 2013. The album was received well critically and premiered with the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, and Paste Magazine.