The humble beginnings of Tallahassee indie rock outfit Look Mexico can be traced to a chance meeting between Matt Agrella (vocals/guitar) and Dave Bumsted (guitar) at a Sea and Cake show held at Florida State University. They started writing songs, and in early 2004 decided to really get a band up and running together. Searching for members to round them out, they eventually hooked up with drummer Josh Mikel; Look Mexico booked their first show in October 2004 (playing with Karate, no less), even though they had yet to find a bassist.
There are two artists called Godard: 1. Isle of wight punk band consisting of: Tristan Baker - Guitar, Vocals
Conall Jennings - Bass, Vocals
Charlie Pert - Drums. Vocals Godard is 3 friends in to similar music who decided to start making music in a garage on the Isle of Wight. They soon found themselves at Studio 5A recording a 3 track self titled EP to find out what other people thought of their music and you can download the finished product for free at http://godard.bandcamp.com.
Lagwagon is a punk band based in the small town of Goleta, California. Forming in 1990, they have released seven albums, all through San Francisco label Fat Wreck Chords. They are widely viewed as catalysts for the pop-punk movement of the 1990's, opening the door for some of the subgenre's more mainstream bands. The most recent members of Lagwagon include Vocalist Joey Cape, guitarists Chris Flippin and Chris Rest, bassist Joe Raposo, and drummer Dave Raun.
FAAD was a rockin 5 piece, and later a rockin 4 piece. The band formed from the ashes of a long gone FL punk band, Last Minute. Half of the band formed hardcore mega band Poison the Well, while the others formed FAAD. FAAD began their career with an EP on Eulogy and a tour up the east with KEEPSAKE. After close to a year of touring, the band decided to shake things up. Guitarist Mike Crigler took over vocal duties on the Eulogy full length. The band matured from a poppy emo band to a more elaborate group, focusing more on songwriting and less on image.
There are at least four bands called The Good Fight. 1) The Good Fight were a melodic hardcore band signed to Goodfellow Records comprised of ex-members of Harvest, Affinity and Season of Fire. 2) The Good Fight is a two-man Christian/alternative/indie band from Denver, USA. 3) The Good Fight is an alternative/indie band from Belfast, N. Ireland who gained prominence in late 2007 as the winners of the BBC ATL RockSchool competition.
Faker is an Australian alternative rock band, formed in Sydney in 1996. The band consists of vocalist Nathan Hudson, drummer Evan Mannell, guitarist Nic Munnings, and bassist Ash Moss. Their touring keyboardist is Dizzi de Cazz. The band has released two studio albums, and despite forming in 1996, Faker's first studio album Addicted Romantic, was only released in 2005. Prior to that, the band played multiple local gigs, and also released two EPs. In 2007, Faker became a mainstream success with their second album, Be the Twilight, and went on to continue touring nationally.
1) James Dean were a four-piece post-punk/screamo band from Newcastle, Australia. The band was formerly known as The Let-Go!, albeit with a slightly altered line-up. A self-titled/self-produced CD-R was released and a posthumous 7" is due out soon on Hey Presto! Records. James Dean ceased to exist as of February 2008. www.myspace.com/jamesdeanband 2) James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931
Rival Schools are a Post Hardcore band from New York, formed by members from several influential 80's and 90's hardcore bands (including Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, CIV, Youth of Today, Burn, Project X, Judge, Moondog, Warzone, Side by Side and Iceburn). The band started from the ashes of a short lived project, World's Fastest Car which had Artie Shepard of Mind Over Matter and Bad Trip fame involved, but the project went no further than demos. Apparently Walter and Artie had a difference of opinions hence the split. Artie then started Errortype: 11.
Joy Division were a post-punk band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel, but it is easy now to overlook the impact that the first album, Unknown Pleasures, had on post-punk music at the time, as reference the number of prominent bands that cited this album as an influence.