|Bang (Original Mix)||UGR001|| |
|Come Home Girl||Classic Soul Ballads (Re-Recorded / Remastered Versions)|| |
|Please Don't Tell My Lover||Orphan|| |
|How Good Does It Feel||Orphan|| |
|Can't Steal Your Heart Away||GARAGE HYMNS|| |
|Hard Times||GARAGE HYMNS|| |
|Stay Lonely||Orphan|| |
|Night Is Young||GARAGE HYMNS|| |
On January 27, 2008, lead singer Thomas Dutton announced on the band's blog that the other three members had decided to leave the band, citing personality conflicts as the primary reason. He also announced that his brother Paul had been helping him write and record a new album, Razia's Shadow: A Musical with the help of Gatsbys American Dream's Rudy Gajadhar playing drums, and Aaron Weiss from mewithoutYou as the narrator. It was not mentioned whether the other two had become full-time members of the band. Dutton recruited numerous members to perform live including Fred Mascherino, Dave Melillo, and Casey Crescenzo. In 2008, David Kalani Larkins, Zack Olson, Andrew J. Jakober and Jaron Johnson joined the band to handle touring duties and to support Razia's Shadow on the road.
The band's name is a reference to the book The Giver by Lois Lowry.
Its debut EP Party for the Grown and Sexy was released in 2006, followed by So Young, So Insane, was released on November 18, 2008. Some Things Don't Wash Out, the band's full-length debut, came out in October 2010.
In early 2011, five members announced their departure from the band, citing the actions of singer Ben Liebsch as "irreparable." Despite the split, the band released "Things Are Really Weird Right Now" on May 3, their final work together.
Liebsch announced in Summer 2012 that he was recording songs as a solo act for a new EP, which would eventually become "A Great Big Hole," released digitally on November 27, 2012 via the band's Bandcamp.
They have toured the US, and the UK both as a headline act and in support of other artists including AFI, Fall Out Boy, She Wants Revenge, Brand New, The Noise Conspiracy, and Circa Survive. They have previously been nominated for mtvU Woodie awards for Best Tour and Most Downloaded. In April 2006, they were the winners of Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" competition. Past winners include My Chemical Romance, Coheed and Cambria, and Hinder.
are an independent band by every definition of the term. Since the release of the
group's debut, 001, in 2005, the duo has embraced an ever-changing music industry
and continuously seeks new, innovative means of creating and releasing content.
Skyler and Mykul spent most of 2010 writing new material for their fifth release and
third full-length, InCaseOfStaresUseFire. Throughout the year the pair accumulated
over 50 new songs, and the duo prepared to fly producer Jayson DeZuzio (Foxy Shazam,
Coheed and Cambria) out to LA from New Jersey. The great task then became how to sift
through all the tracks and assemble a cohesive album.
In the end, 10 songs were recorded over the course of six weeks in early 2011, this time
adding guitarist Jussi Karvinen into the pre-production and recording processes.
The new record, meant to be experienced as a complete album, offers a dynamic range,
veering from the propulsive rock of the album opener “Make My Move” to the angular
heaviness of “Behind Closed Doors” to the ballad “Brighterside”. There’s a notable
thematic variety to the songs as well, but the common thread is that of positivity.
“We take a lot of pride in being independent, which allows us to do whatever we
want musically,” Skyler says. “No two songs on this record are about the same thing
or same person, yet each song was written in confidence that the listener will be able
Additionally, the band spent 16 weeks this summer conceptualizing and filming a
music video for every song on the album. The intention: To infuse the record with
additional life and offer visual experiences that parallel the meanings of the tracks.
The disc follows the band’s last full-length, 2009’s 003, also self-released, which
sold 15,000-plus copies and spent seven weeks on CMJ’s Top 200.