Caviar is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed by former Fig Dish members Blake Smith (vocalist) and Mike Willison (bass). Having hired new members Dave Suh (guitars, also of the band Woolworthy) and Jason Batchko (drums), Caviar went to work on their self-titled LP through Island Records. The album failed to fuel large sales and Caviar did not record another album with Island. Now working alone, Caviar recorded and produced their next album The Thin Mercury Sound. The band was quickly picked up by Aezra/EMI, who released the album in 2004.