So this be Erick. I'm going to type up a bio of what we've been through so far. It's only been 3 years and we're just getting started but hey..it's been a hell of a ride so far.
So it all started in April of 2001 (We were 13) when Marvin and I brought up the topic of starting a band. We were both into the same music and we thought it would be fun. We decided we were going to do it. So i had a bass and a guitar, and a few weeks passed and Marvin got his drumset and we started jamming. But before we started actually doing anything, we needed a bassist. Marvin brought up the fact that he had a neighbor who played guitar, SERGIO. This is how it went down:
Marvin: Hey..a friend and i are strating a band. Wanna join?
Sergio: Ok cool, let me get my guitar.
We were playing in no time. We started off in Marvins room and boy oh boy was it hot and stuffy in there. We were having fun and everything but there was a slight problem, we were all begginers. So it was kinda tough. We played and put stuff together all in Marvins room. Eventually, it was too loud and way to fucking hott in there so we moved to his backhouse/garage aka The Oven. We started making our own songs and covering Blink 182 a lot. We practiced for hours and hours daily that summer. December came and we realized that we need to play shows. We played a birthday party (which i still i haven't seen the video to!) So we played that and probably sucked ass but we loved the thrill. We didn't know much so we set up a show in January 2002 in my backyard. Like...6 people showed up. But fuck it..it was fun. Next thing we headed for was a venue. We called up the Whisky and we were amazed at how easy it was to book it. The thing was, 50 tickets sounded like hell for us back then. But we did it. We played with a band called Local Panic. Marvin seemed to like them. So we continued to praactice and write better songs. Get better equipment haha, played some shows and made some friends.
May came a long and we had songs and we wanted to record. Our shitty little sound recorder just wasn't cutting it anymore. We used to record on this little recorded Marvin had and we would listen to it and sometimes take to people so they could listen. But we wanted more, so Jesse Kirberger of Downplay at the time hooked us up with the place his band was recording at. That guy is awesome. But yea it was a studio in the Valley. The name i can't remember or the guy's name but it was in his garage. We don't remember much but we were fucking excited. In 3 days we recorded 3 Months, The Thing's We've Done, Will you Hold My Hand, Blow out The Candles, She Said and Never Alone but that sounded so bad we never even put it on a cd.
At this point we played anywhere and everywhere we could. Time passed and we continued to write more songs. Played at different places and parties and birthdays.
December came along and we were playing a battle of the bands at the Martini Lounge on Melrose. It was a good show, we lost to some rap group but it was fun. After the show we all went upstairs and i met some kid named Juan. He was from Fairfax and was there to see his friends band. He was a strange kid and all he talked about was his band Six Second Man and liked to put on eyeliner. He was a strange character but in the end we decided we were going to set up a show together. So anyway.. we were tired of the recent cd we had recorded so we wanted to put something else out. The next weekend we went into LoveJuice Studio's in La Habra and recorded a 5 song cd. With Enemy, Sergio's Revenge, Statement Made, You Know That I Care, Justify Tonight. We were proud. Yes. So again, we distributed and played everywhere and anywhere we could. Time went on and we all kept talking to that Juan character. I was thinking of the idea of adding a 4th member and the guys agreed. We tried out a few people but none of them worked out. I asked Juan and he was into it. He tried out and we never said anything. So we went on and about 3 weeks later we asked him to try out again and this time we decided to let him in. Bamm..April of 2003 Juan was in the band. Of all the people, he just seemed to fit in right. He adds something else to the band. We continued and wrote more music and it had a different feel to it this time. That summer we went and record some more. Back at Love Juice we recorded Bad Frequency, Some Things Will Never Change, M.E., Capsize, It's Quite Alright, Set For Two and Apple's Rock. Again..we played as much as we could and distributed everywhere. At this point all we were doing is playing shows and promoting. Marvin broke his ankle and that held us back a bit. He was out from November 2003 to February 2004. We started playing again and making up for the lost time. We went into teh Studio again and recorded a 2 song demo. Today and Murder On Leighton. With these 2 songs i think we did a good job as a band and made it a good solid recording. So here we are now...November 27th, 2004. We're 17 and 18 and we're a 4-piece. We've seen a lot and done some stuff, but we're just getting started. Peace.