Shrimps began in 2006 as the pet project of Joe Calabrese and B.Leo. Their love of the classic sounds of the video game consoles of their childhood led them down the path of chipmusic. Their love of live performance and improvisation led them down the path to make chipmusic without (much) programming. The result was 2010's SLOP EP. In 2016, they took things further sonically and released their first full-length album, SOLID LP.