Last updated: 01/18/2008 11:00:00 AM
The band first began performing while students at Miami University of Ohio. Chicago natives and high school friends Tom Schleiter and Daniel McMahon, who both attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, IL, began playing together at the university, and soon formed a trio with fellow Miami student & Green, Ohio drummer Kevin Kane. After a series of vocalists, another Miami student and high school friend of Schleiter and McMahon's, Alec Cyganowski, joined the group. The band began touring and developed a reputation for energetic live shows, sparking a large amount of interest from record labels. A spot playing at SXSW and nationwide touring ensued in the US in 2007, opening for Hawthorne Heights, Amber Pacific, Monty Are I, Melee, From First To Last, and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. The band then moved back to Chicago and signed to Fueled By Ramen Records, who are releasing their first full-length, The Kicks of Passion, on July 31, 2007. Most recently, the band's single "Powerspace Snap Bracelet" was featured in SPIN, who also reviewed their album, and the band was profiled in Aquarian magazine. The band is currently touring with The Classic Crime, Envy on the Coast and Kaddisfly in support of the album.