"die perlen" were founded in spring 2000. The early songs were arranged with the old Atari that is still used on stage today. Some of the tracks were quite succesful at mp3-websites, and so "die perlen" produced within the following years 4 Demo-CDRs which they sold at their homepage. Gradually they became more popular and in the year 2004 they didn't want to produce CDRs any longer, so they decided to make a "real" CD. 6 tracks were on the EP "gedankenzüge", p.e. "bahnsteig 19" which has won the "project 19" competition of the bavarian radio broadcast "zündfunk".