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Genres: Rock / Powerpop / Alternative

Location: Chicago, IL

Stats: 2,327 fans / 190,127 plays / 12 plays today





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Members: Mike Chorvat (Vocals), Dan Wade (Guitars/Vocals), Phil Kosch (Guitars), Chris Insidioso (Drums), Nick Fonzi (Bass/Vocals)

Many aspiring musicians can only dream of doing some of the things that Treaty of Paris has accomplished in four short years, but the Chicago power pop/rock band is raising the bar with an even more powerful story to tell-and a new EP to boot. The new record, 'Currents,' is just another high point in Treaty of Paris' journey.

"The songs on 'Currents' reflect our sound as Treaty of Paris, but with more conviction and soul," says drummer Chris Insidioso. "Currents, pertaining to ocean waves, are a great metaphor for pressing on and moving forward, and that's what we are accomplishing with this new music."

Treaty of Paris is Mike Chorvat (vocals), Dan Wade (guitar/vocals), Phil Kosch (guitar), Chris Insidioso (drums), and Nick Fonzi (bass/vocals). The band dedicated the entire last year to writing and recording Currents, which is the follow-up EP to their debut full-length record, 'Sweet Dreams, Sucker.'

For a band that has only been around since 2005, the accomplishments are notable: Treaty toured from the summer of 2007 through the winter of 2008 in promotion of 'Sweet Dreams, Sucker' and partnered with Verizon Wireless and Q101 in Chicago on a national advertising campaign. Treaty has taken full control of their destiny and to date have sold over 10,000 records from live touring efforts alone.

The band has supported major tours across the United States and Canada with such acts as Jack's Mannequin, Spill Canvas, Yellowcard, Secondhand Serenade, Fun, Eric Hutchinson, Augustana, and Meg and Dia. They were part of Warped Tour in 2008 and played the last two years of Bamboozle, New Jersey's annual spring music festival. Treaty of Paris has also received accolades and features from music magazines Alternative Press and Guitar World.

In the same manner that the band handles most business, Treaty of Paris decided to forge ahead and write, produce and record 'Currents' independently after their label, Airport Tapes & Records, dissolved in 2008. Treaty released 'Sweet Dreams, Sucker,' on Andrew McMahon's (Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin) independent startup label in Sept. 2007, only for the company to disband in late 2008.

"Being signed and then having our label fold after a year actually made us stronger," says Chorvat, who explained the frustrations of having a taste of something, only for it to be taken away. "But in the end, we became a better band from the experience. 'Currents' is different because lyrically it goes to a deeper and more universal place than we've ever been before."

As for the title track, "'Currents' is a song about feeling hopeless, but knowing that someday you will find your place in life," says Chorvat, who wrote the entire song on piano. "And after hearing all the songs together, a theme became apparent: pretty much every song is about moving on, and I think a lot of people will be able to relate as well."

'Currents' is set for national digital release on January 12, 2010. The band will kick-off the EP release with a concert at Metro in Chicago on January 9th. One of the major things that sets Treaty of Paris apart from other acts is their energetic live performance. "Because of technology, a lot of bands sound great on recording, but are disappointing live," says Wade. "We pride ourselves on our live show and we are constantly trying to improve it. A lot of people in the past have told us we're better live than on CD and I have always taken that as a compliment."

For all booking inquiries:
Josh Humiston (jhum@apa-agency.com)
Andrew Buck (abuck@apa-agency.com)
310-888-4267 phone

GOLDMILL Artist Management
Mike Racanelli (mike@goldmill.com)


  • Sydney said:
    I was handed the website to download your music after Bamboozled on Saturday, and I remember I took the last one. I want to let you guys know I actually used it, and am very glad that I did. Your music is fantastic, it makes me want to dance and sing along, so I'm working on learning the words so that I can. I hope to see you guys perform in the future, but in the meantime I am falling a tad bit in love. May 17
  • Reverence said:
    lol rollerskates is amazing. Jul 27
  • ROCKINDIE21 said:
    " Rollerskates " Rocks ! guys, your music is pretty cool ! Peace !.......LUIS * Apr 04
  • Michael said:
    Can't wait to see you guys open for dashboard here at Illinois Wesleyan. Mar 24
  • steph said:
    awesome show at the 930 club in november. you guys were amazing with fun and jacks mannequin Feb 14
  • Katie said:
    the show at the metro was really great! i loved the matching sweaters, way to get into the holiday spirit! Jan 04
  • aznhalo29 said:
    I miss you boys! Dec 20
  • Billy Shears said:
    you guys were awesome at lemoyne. and love the new cd Dec 15
  • Liz G. said:
    You guys were amazing w. Jack's Mannequin last night in NYC! Thanks for trying to get my camera to work and for signing the CD. Nov 22
  • tycg said:
    saw you guys at toad's place on sunday with jack's. got a signed cd from mike. likin it. elvis lives is catchy as hell and why am i still broke is sick. Nov 18
  • ANNE said:
    i loovedd you guys in grand rapids. you were amazing! & phil probably hates me because he looked at me everytime i made a stupid face. & just looked completely creeped out by me. haha. i had fun though. :) Nov 16
  • dancingsushi♥ said:
    woah♥ Nov 04
  • Cara said:
    I'm stokeddd to see you guys play in Omaha with Jack's Mannequin. I'm ready for a great show! =D Sep 14
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  • Melissa said:
    what? last comment was december 14?? THAT IS CRAZY. anyway, I saw you guys at HOB on 3/22/08, and you guys were great! maybe I'll see you again soon!! Jul 08


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