Handsome Devil is a punk band that comprises of members Danny Walker (vocals, guitar), Billie Stevens (guitar), Keith Morgan (drums), Brian Wedmore (bass). Originally formed in the spring of 2000 and hailing from Orange County, CA (the same place that spawned Lit, No Doubt, and Social Distortion), Handsome Devil is quite musically comparable to their regional forefathers, as they list such diverse artists as The Clash, Ozzy, The Beatles, The Descendents, and Elvis Costello as important influences who helped shape their sound. The group signed to Lit's Dirty Martini label shortly after forming, and they hit the road opening for such bands as Hoobastank, Zebrahead and Sprung Monkey. The band toured extensively in 2000 and the first half of 2001 before recording an album. Handsome Devil's debut release, Love & Kisses From the Underground, was issued in September 2001 (although many stores didn't get the album until well after the September 11 release date due to shipping delays brought on by the terrorist attacks.)
Two years later, they followed up with the release of Knock Yourself Out. Handsome Devil self produced half of the new album, and co-produced the other half with Jeremy Popoff (Lit), with one song, "What You See", co-produced by veteran rock producer Ed Stasium (The Ramones, Talking Heads).