Members: Daniel Pinner, Tim Benson, Patrick Trumps, Alex Daigle, Stefan Hawkins, Lee Gauthreaux
Secondborn is a rock band from the Lafayette, LA. Formed in 2013 by Daniel Pinner and Tim Benson, the band focused on songwriting and fusing music elements from rock, punk and post-hardcore, and the synthesized sounds reminiscent of late 80's dance pop. The songwriting duo recruited Patrick Trumps, Alex Daigle, Stefan Hawkins, and Lee Gauthreaux and started recording finished songs for their first record.
Secondbornâs first EP, A Call to Arms, was released in 2014. A video for the single "A Call to Arms" was released the same year. The guys immediately went back to the studio, writing and recording songs that would become their second EP, Symbols. Independently writing, recording, and mixing their sophomore EP, the band quickly perfected a critically acclaimed sound that generated positive fan and critic attention.Â
"Symbols is the six song equivalent of a WWE title bout: nothing but an adrenaline soaked, brash, and in your face audio beat down. Fueled by Secondborn's highly skilled musical talents, Symbols, is proof that a great independent album doesn't require the assistance of a Grammy winning producer." -- Themiews.comÂ
"In Secondborn's case, they've decided to forgo the grind of the touring treadmill and focus solely on songwriting and recording. Their self-funded debut, the mini-album Symbols, is characterized by yearning, spacious guitars calling out over thunderous drums and powerful, heartfelt vocals, a slick, heavy, polished sound that will appeal to fans of Rise Against, Further Seems Forever and 30 Seconds to Mars. Packed with passion and poppy hooks, Symbols is tightly-produced and primed for the mass market, overflowing with driving up-tempo rhythms and widescreen sentiment." --Punknews.org
"This coming of age album, showcases Secondborn's vast potential of cultivation for the early 2000s, as so many call it, "emo," revival. To bring a sigh of extrication from the current market these guys slam you with a musical passion driven by an outlandish ambiance and convoluted downbeats complimented by polished and mature hymn-like vocals." -- Purgerainaudio.com
After the success of Symbols, the band returned to the studio to write, record, and produce their first full length album, which is due out in 2016.