Molly Erin Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Randall Meath met at Bennington College, in the small town of Bennington, Vermont. They are from the West, Middle West and Eastern United States. Recorded in an old ice cream parlor from the turn of the 20th century, each track of Made the Harbor demands intimacy between the art and its listener. Each member of the group writes for the band.