Gusher began originally under the name Quilt in February of 2011 with Zacque Dana on drums and cassette samples and Tommy Pool-Frank on synth and vocal processor. Later Quilt added Austin Morell on guitar and Destiny Hart on violin and synth. The band name was changed to Gusher and a month before the release of their first album (self-titled) Tommy left the band and Lee Sillery joined on Bass. The Self-titled album was released on June 18th, 2011 at which point Alec Wilkes joined on guitar. One month later Destiny quit the band and was replaced by Robert A. Stoppel Jr on synth and sampler.