Saturday Looks Good to Me is a collective from southeast Michigan that revolves around singer-songwriter Fred Thomas. Thomas, an occasional member of His Name Is Alive, started the band in 1999 using musicians from the University of Michigan and Detroit garage scenes, with whom he released the group's self-titled debut in May of 2000. Like His Name Is Alive, Saturday Looks Good To Me used an array of female vocalists, including Erika Hoffmann of Godzuki and Risa Buburniak and Brooke Rossi of Michigan indie act the Sparklers. Greatly influenced by wall of sound fans like the Magnetic Fields and Belle & Sebastian, Thomas continued to write and release records, eventually signing with Polyvinyl for 2003's All Your Summer Songs and 2004's Every Night. Armed with a drum machine and synthesizers, Thomas chose to mime '80s pop instead of '60s pop with 2007's Sound On Sound, which was released on Redder Records.