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This Century Biography

Last updated: 07/02/2012 12:00:00 PM

This Century is an American alternative rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. It was formed in 2005 and consists of members: Joel Kanitz, Ryan Gose, Sean Silverman, and Alex Silverman. They are currently signed to Action Theory records, under Warner Bros. Joel Kanitz performs the lead vocals. Ryan Gose plays the drums. Sean Silverman plays the guitar and aides Joel with back up vocals. Alex Silverman plays the bass, the keyboard, and is bandmember Sean's little brother. They have a website and their album 'Sound of Fire' can be heard on This Century also has a YouTube channel 'thiscenturyband' which their tour/studio updates can be found. Furthermore, 'TCTV' episodes can be found on their Youtube Channel.

The band was formed while most of the members were still attending high school. They experimented with several names such as "Modern Poets" and kept this name for two shows before changing it to "Evident Earth". They finally decided on "This Century" after guitarist Sean Silverman jokingly said they're "lucky if we come up with a band name some time this century".

In 2007 This Century released their first ever EP titled 2007. They continued releasing EP's throughout the years, including Look What We Made (2008), Dream of Christmas (2008), Kiss Me Like It's Christmas (2009), No Way Out (2009), and To Love and Back (2009). In 2008 they were signed under Tim Kirch and Tanner Radcliffe at Eighty One Twenty Three Management, and later performed acoustic sets at the Baby Cakes Tent during the 2009 Vans Warped Tour.

In 2010 This Century was signed to The Maine's Action Theory Records, a branch off of Warner Bros. Records. They then released the EP Hopeful Romantic (2010) consisting of three sampler tracks due to be on their debut album Sound of Fire. They toured on Bamboozle Left with bands such as Anarbor, The Ready Set, Never Shout Never, and The Summer Set. They also embarked on a nationwide tour with label mates The Maine and special guest Austin Gibbs on an "Evening With The Maine Tour".

While on the "Hey Monday Tour" in the Fall of 2010 the band was forced to cancel their last few shows due to the lead singer, Joel Kanitz having vocal issues.

They have also toured with Good Charlotte and Forever the Sickest Kids on the "Cardiology Tour".
In March 2011 they released the title track off their debut album Sound of Fire as a single. The entire album was released on April 19, 2011.

In the summer of 2011, This Century held their first headlining tour, the "Young and Useless Tour", with Carter Hulsey and Austin Gibbs. Due to personal events, Austin Gibbs dropped half way through the tour and singer-songwriter Kevin Fisher, Sweet Talker, replaced Gibbs on select dates.