This Mesa, Arizona, USA-based band was formed in 1994 by Jim Adkins (10 November 1975; guitar/vocals), Tom Linton (b. 8 August 1975; guitar/vocals), Mitch Porter (bass) and Zach Lind (drums). Their One, Two, Three, Four EP and self-titled debut album, with Linton handling the majority of the vocals, were released on the Wooden Blue Records label the same year. Split-singles with Christie Front Drive, Emery and Blueprint followed. Porter had been replaced by Rick Burch by the time the band signed a recording contract with Capitol Records. Their major label debut, 1996s Static Prevails, featured a more polished take on the debuts melodic hardcore. Lead vocals on the album were shared between Adkins and Linton. Further split-singles with Mineral and Jejune preceded the bands second major label release, 1999s Clarity. Adkins lead vocals added a perfect sheen to the bands intense power pop, while remaining true to their underground...
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