Though the band was fully formed in 1999, they didn't do any formal recording until 2002, between August and October, when they recorded the Moratoria album. This was mastered between December of that year and January 2003. They were noticed by, former Cocteau Twins member, Simon Raymonde and signed to his record label, Bella Union. The album received a positive review in The Independent, being described as "...an awesome, soul-searching slice of sprawling Americana." and the Drowned in Sound website described the music as "...beautiful and deadly".
The double-A-side release Desolation Highway/Then Amplify was runner up in NME's Single of The Week; Desolation Highway was also used on the film My Little Eye. Liar's Exit was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini in Chicago, between 7–20 September 2004. It was then released in June 2005, again gaining encouraging reviews in both NME and Q Magazine. The single from this album, "Eve's Rib" was released in May 2005.
After the release of this album, the band were invited to perform a session for Xfm. Bikini Atoll disbanded in October 2006. The Seifert siblings formed Joe Gideon & the Shark. Ché Albrighton has played with Audioporn, Lynch Rider Lulu, and Clock Opera.
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