After the dissolution of stoner rock pioneers Kyuss, and a short adventure in Slo Burn, John Garcia (vocals) comes back with Unida also featuring Arthur Seay (guitar), Dave Dinsmore (bass) and Mike Cancino (drums). Dinsmore was eventualy replaced by Scott Reeder. In 1999, Unida appeared on a split CD release with Swedish band Dozer. The Unida portion was titled The Best of Wayne-Gro EP. Later that year, they released their debut full length album entitled Coping with the Urban Coyote on the now defunct Mans Ruin Record label.