Over the last two decades, both Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws have carved out long-lasting and strikingly independent careers. Caws with his now 20-year-old New York City group Nada Surf, and Hatfield with the Boston-reared Blake Babies, the Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls, as well as a number of releases under her own name. They first worked together in 2008 when he added vocals to the song 'Such a Beautiful Girl' from her album 'How to Walk Away'. She quickly returned the favor, singing on the Nada Surf b-side 'I Wanna Take You Home'. Hatfield and Caws not only share lead vocals and co-writing credit on each of the eleven songs that comprise 'Get There', but the pair also play every instrument and conjures every sound, aside from some drumming and programming by Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley, Antony and the Johnsons) and Chris Egan (Solange, Computer Magic). Following the tradition of Iron Butterfly or Led Zeppelin, band names that contain contradictions, they chose Minor Alps.