In September of 2007 Virginia natives, James Mason and Robbie Rusbuldt were introduced to each other in Los Angeles, CA. After discovering they each had moved to the west coast to pursue music careers, they began playing music together. It didn't take long to add another native Virginian, Andrew Dunton on drums soon followed by California guitarist Jade Estrella. With that, Safety Word Orange was born.
The band spent over three months writing and rehearsing in Hollywood perfecting their ideal set list. Having four writers among the band allowed Safety Word Orange to consistently add new songs with various styles. The different musical backgrounds and influences gave them a chance to really explore before deciding what fit the band best.
After choosing six tracks, Safety Word Orange went to the studio to record their first self-titled EP. Ed Feris of Adema and TAO Studios in Beverly Hills, CA agreed to record, mix and produce their first album. Sticking to a very strong independent style, the bands debut EP was released for distribution on June 4, 2008.