MC Lars In high school, Lars was the co-founder of the Monterey Bay Area punk rock band Amphoteric. He would later leave and the group would switch directions and gain a progressive metal following (especially amongst Internet listeners). Although the line-up has changed entirely, the group still resides in central California and continues to release albums independently.
Lars moved on as an English studies-major student of Stanford University in California who went on international study at Oxford University in England. During his time at Stanford, MC Lars and fellow Stanford student, Mike Love, co-created and appeared in Good Morning Tresidder Union which appeared on Stanford Cardinal Broadcasting Network (SCBN). While at Stanford, Lars drew a comic strip called 27th Street for the Stanford Daily. Following his graduation in 2005, it became a webcomic. He had a radio show on Stanford's radio station KZSU, playing nerdcore hip hop old school rap, prior to being discovered by Truck Records.