This isn’t your typical alt-rock / hardcore group inspired by screaming, shredding guitars and melodic 3 part harmonies. To be sure, their sound incorporates those elements, but the group possesses more depth and desire than most involved with the emo-core/post-grunge rock revival. Formed in the heart of Chicago in 2006, Brian Bender, Masta Shen, Oscar Diaz and Nate Bauman have achieved a great deal of success in a small period of time with a D.I.Y. attitude to get heard in an overly saturated market.
The band’s first album “GIVING IN AGAIN” (August 2007) was recorded with Emmy Award winning producer Freddie Breitberg (Neil Diamond, Natalie Cole, Britney Spears). Their second effort, “SINK OR SWIM” (October 2008) was recorded with producer Matt Mercado (Mind Bomb, Escape From Earth), and finds the band venturing into even harder-hitting territory as they hone their unique raw sound and harsh style.
-National semi-finalists for 2006 LOLLAPALOOZA LBS competition (top 12 out of 2000)
-Winners of the 2007 super nova battle of the bands
-Featured national band on UBL.com (sept 2006)
-Performed at NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Chicagoland Speedway
-Live on air performance with Q101.1 WKQX morning show (3rd larget national rock radio station)
-Featured Pabst Blue Ribbon LIVE AND LOCAL band
-Song track on 2006 HOSTAGE RADIO CD compilation
-Performed at the 2008 Hennessy/Steve Madden/Akira Spring Fashion show at Alhambra Palace
-Performed at Chicago venues like metro, double door, logan square auditorium, reggies, durty nellies, lake shore theatre, sub-t, elbo room, clear water theater, and more…
Photos © 2007 by: Amy Aiello