Although Carolina Liar is based in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter Chad Wolf is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and the other members of the band hail from Sweden. Wolf had struggled on the Los Angeles singer-songwriter circuit for a number of years before getting an opportunity to work in Stockholm with Swedish super-producer Max Martin (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, etc.) and Cardigans guitarist Peter Svennson. While in Sweden, Wolf formed Carolina Liar with four local musicians. The group's Martin-produced debut album, COMING TO TERMS, was released by Atlantic Records in 2008.