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Genres: Indie / Rock / Pop

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Stats: 2,764 fans / 225,131 plays / 46 plays today





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Members: Ian, Kent, Josh, Stefan

It’s been four years since the band released their last album, Color of Compassion EP in 2008. Ellison now returns with a new album. Brighter Than Sunlight will be the bands fourth studio album, and has been in the works for over three years. The sound of Ellison continues to mature with each album the band releases. Brighter Than Sunlight is set to be release summer of 2012.

The sound of Ellison has been described as having some of the trademarks of “Emo,” but with a more graceful, grown-up edge. With great honor, the band has been compared to the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Copeland, and Cartel. Ellison’s energetic blend of indie pop with straightforward rock is sure to deliver a powerful emotional punch to the indie pop scene. Their debut full length CD Say Goodnight, Sleep Alone hit stores in August 2006 thanks to the faith and hard work of Carbon Copy Media, the record label started by J.T. Woodruff, lead singer of Hawthorne Heights.

Ellison went the do-it-yourself route with Say Goodnight, Sleep Alone by recording everything in singer Josh Hill’s basement. The band included three songs on the album witch were taken from their first 2005 album, Indecisive and Halfhearted EP. One of Woodruff's many reasons for signing the guys was that they could do everything themselves, and extremely professionally at that. Woodruff says, “I signed Ellison because of their songs. It’s plain and simple: they write good music and I feel that people need to hear it!”

On September 25th, 2007 a brand new song by Ellison called “Let Your Guard Down” mixed by famed producer David Bendeth was released on the Punk The Clock Vol. 3 compilation alongside Jack's Mannequin, The Almost, The Starting Line and more. Ellison has a whole new arsenal of songs to compile for their sophomore record (on a yet to be determined label). Until that record comes out Ellison will continue to tour the country and share their passion for music with newfound fans.

The song “Let Your Guard Down” would also be featured on the bands third studio album, Color Of Compassion. Independent of any record company on June 3, 2008, Ellison was already looking ahead. Planning to release the album on their own in 2008, and continuing to tour the country and sharing their passion for music with newfound fans.


  • CamBerRa said:
    Joanna, Open Your Eyes / so cool good music Jul 08
  • @Lysattack said:
    your music is incredible! Mar 23
  • Gabrielle said:
    love you guys! Nov 29
  • Amanda said:
    Ellison is amazing and JD you rock and are totally amazing. good luck with everything you do after ellison... and ellison come back to kearney nebraska... play the roman again that was pretty amazing!!!! Jun 16
  • bleejeed said:
    YOU GUYS RULE!!! I love your stuff soooo much!! May 11
  • None said:
    hello. my name is jessica i was your friend on myspace and i asked for "let your guard down" lyrics because i love that song oh so much and you guys are AMAZING! and one of the members emailed me and asked if i still wanted them and i eplyed yes but then decided to delete my myspace and get a purevolume instead. so i do still want the lyrics and i love you guyss!!! Apr 04
  • livemusiclove said:
    OMG I found out you guys are playing at SUA and I flipped - I love you guys and was waiting for your next Cincinnati show! Guess it's sooner - and closer - than I expected! I can't wait to see you guys there! Apr 02
  • brookeeee said:
    you guys are amazing Jan 24
  • livemusiclove said:
    Hey love you guys...wish I could find a date you play here in Cincy (hint hint)! If you\'ve played any recently I couldn\'t find them or I would have been there...*sigh* Jan 23
  • Pip_is_me said:
    amazing!!!! Aug 14
  • CWhip62690 said:
    You guys are amazing in concert! i just love your music. your cd is the only cd that i have been listening to ever since i got it. your music just reminds me of everything that has happened in my relationships. keep up the great work and hope to see you again soon! Aug 12
  • boykraazy said:
    hey! i was at your concert tonight! you guys were AMAZING!! i loved it so much! great job ;D Jul 31
  • carxcrashxheartxo said:
    you guys are amazing i met all four of you at the gulupalooza in middletown ohio -- my friend &&ii bought buttons from you lol thank youu!! Jul 21
  • a shot of mo said:
    oh my gosh i heard you guys on one of the carbon copy samplers, and i love your song your goodbyes. it is like the perfect graduatoin song (we got stuck with stupid rascal flats \'my wish\') and any way come to boston so i can see you guys =] Jun 06
  • fighting the scene said:
    you guys are absolute amazzing!! i loved you live.. May 08

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