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The Cardinal Sin Pro


Genres: Indie / Punk / Rock

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Stats: 691 fans / 100,773 plays / 73 plays today





10 tracks

Members: Becky, James, Jon & Mark

People say things get better with age. The Cardinal Sin is no exception to this rule. Formerly of Cadillac Blindside (Fueled By Ramen), Song of Zarathustra (Troubleman Unlimited), and The Crush (Adeline Records), the members of The Cardinal Sin are experienced band members. After forming in 2003, The Cardinal Sin took off where their former bands left off: touring. Within months of the new band, The Cardinal Sin followed Motion City Soundtrack and Limbeck around the Midwest, then The Lawrence Arms out East, with only a demo in hand.

Later that year, The Lawrence Arms asked the band to accompany them again, this time out to the West coast. It was at the Los Angeles show that The Cardinal Sin got acquainted with Grey Flight Records and plans were set in motion for The Cardinal Sin's debut release. In December of 2004, The Cardinal Sin went into The Hideaway studio to work with Grant Cutler for the Grey Flight release. The following March, Grey Flight released the "Oil and Water" EP featuring five originals and a brilliant cover of The Replacements' "Bastards of Young."

The Cardinal Sin have a sharp, catchy sensibility accompanied by an energized live show that enables them to share bills and tours with a variety of bands. They have played with the likes of Against Me!, Motion City Soundtrack, Dillinger Four, The Lawrence Arms, Limbeck, The Supersuckers, A Wilhelm Scream, Hot Hot Heat, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Reputation, and Small Towns Burn A Little Slower.

Since the release of "Oil and Water," The Cardinal Sin has been busy. In support of "Oil and Water", they toured the West, the South, and have frequented the Midwestern cities surrounding them. The band also found themselves busy writing songs at a prolific speed. Meanwhile, "Oil and Water" was received well and left critics wanting more. In August of the same year, the band released a split 7"/CD EP with local friends, Small Towns Burn A Little Slower. This release features one original and one cover track from each band.

In January 2006, only a year after recording their debut EP, The Cardinal Sin found themselves armed with enough new material to record a full-length record. They entered Chicago's Atlas Studios with producer Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms) and Neil Hennessy (The Lawrence Arms, Colossal). Twelve tracks were recorded over a 3-week period as well as 3 acoustic tracks with Chris Carr at Blackbox Studios. The new recordings show how much the band has grown with a mix of arena-rock jabs offset by ballads that will make anyone contemplate their next birthday.

All the members express a sort of satisfied disbelief over how well the lineup works, musically and personally. They are finally proud to say that their efforts to release a near perfect full-length have been achieved. The plans for the future are simple and clear: keep putting out records and touring as much as possible. The van waits.


  • Monte Williams said:
    late as usual....awesome sounds....hello becky Apr 19
  • Noah The Awkward One said:
    best music ive heard in a loooooooooooooooooooooong time :D Aug 23
  • leo ascarate said:
    hey it's leo from ponch,i need to say whats up and i live in new orleans now. i need to get ahold of at least one of you. get in touch with against me and i can get ahold of someone i'm sure. Jul 02
  • alord said:
    i found this page by mistake and when listened to your music i get amazed that you guys want to be famous good luck whit that May 07
  • ashley [MN] said:
    yay for minnesnowta! Jan 12
  • abbeyrose said:
    love u guys Jun 22
  • Rhudmark said:
    just for those interested.. something to be proud of what we have! amorphosis by sin "you tube".. you gotta listen! May 25
  • Amityville-Kyle said:
    hey, i really like your sound. maybe i could play you in my next podcast. e-mail me for details, if you are interested. -Kyle Wallace blue216@rogers.com p.s. my music is @ purevolume.com/kylewallace & my podcast link is on there too. May 25
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  • Amityville-Kyle said:
    Hello, I would love it if you could be a fan of mine. Could you please listen to my music? If you are interested then go to www.purevolume.com/kylewallace -Kyle ps. i\'m liking your sound Feb 03
  • (FeeL)&&[Weak]&&(InsidE) said:
    So you guys are basically adored by muah.. Jan 20
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    you guysyou guys have great sound. www.purevolume.com/deceptivetruth Oct 04
  • mae*be said:
    You purely rock my friends* May 01
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  • said:
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