Clemente began in 1996 as a collaboration between Jefrey Siler and Keith Bailey. Based out of Atlanta, GA, the duo would compose a number of melodic, mid-tempo indie numbers that were first captured on a 2000 split EP with Five Eight. Mood Swing Records eventually released Clemente's first full-length, Nothing Can Replace an Evening, that same year. Teeth Measure the Need followed in 2004. ~ Mike DaRonco, Rovi