New Bethel started out as a recording project in the summer of 1999, and by December of that year they were playing live on a local college radio station - KXLU 88.9 Los Angeles. With only a month to prepare, Aaron Buckley and Molly Williams put together a rough set of ten songs, and with the help of some friends, marked this as the fist New Bethel performance.
They started touring the west coast in the winter of 2001. It was at a show in San Diego that they would meet Martyn Leaper of The Minders. He invited them up to Portland to record in his studio. The result of this invitation would be pressed on wax and released on Dirigeable Records in March 2002. Since that time, New Bethel have toured the midwest and the west coast dozens of times, played live on numerous college
stations, and have shared the stage with bands like: Track Star, Mates of State, The Minders, Dealership, Kill Me Tomorrow, Friends Forever, and The Movies.