Members: Bill Manley - Vocals/Guitar, Sean Paul Pillsworth - Bass/Vocals, Steven Markota - Drums
It all started out with a couple cases of beer, a back porch, and a couple few old friends. In the hot, muggy summer of 2008, longtime friends and former bandmates Sean-Paul Pillsworth and Bill Manley decided it was time to pick up their dusty guitars and start writing music together again. It was not long after writing a batch of tunes when they recruited drummer Steve Markota, and the resulting chemistry was undeniable. The trio played a packed hometown show, and in months they were traveling far from their native Kingston, NY, playing nearly every weekend. They kept getting called back, each time with bigger and more enthusiastic performances to match the crowds. A year went by so fast. They released their debut EP, A Flood Tomorrow, produced by studio pro John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Polar Bear Club) at Nada Studios in New Windsor, NY. After releasing the CD on friend-run imprint Music for End Times, Naclerio signed the band to his own Broken English record label for digital distribution. In June of 2010 the band reentered Nada Studios as free agents to record their full- length debut with Naclerio. In addition to a brand new album, the band also came out of the studio with a brand new label -- Brooklyn-based Academy Fight Song. Their full- length entitled âDonât Dieâ was released on December 07, 2010.
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