The members of Mainland met in New York City, adopted a California-related name, and perhaps predictably relocated to Los Angeles. They are Jordan Topf (vocals, guitar), Corey Mullee (guitar, synth), and Alex Pitta (bass). Topf’s mother was raised in California and would talk about still missing the “mainland.”
Mainland’s single “I Found God” has a religion-based title and contains lyrics that reference religion (“holy water,” “preaching to the choir,”” and “walking on water”). However, the song is about the experience of discovery the body of a significant other.