Decades: 2000s


Formed in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1998 by Gabe Saporta (Gabriel Eduardo Saporta, 11 October 1979, Montevideo, Uruguay; vocals/bass), Tyler Rann (vocals/guitar), Heath Saraceno (b. 21 December 1978, USA; vocals/guitar) and Rob Hitt (drums), this US punk pop band never quite made the transition from cult stardom to mainstream success. The quartet began playing together while the members were studying at Rutgers University, and had soon established a grassroots following on the New Jersey punk scene. The band’s debut recording on Pinball Records, The Sacrifice Of Life EP, was released in early 1999.

The full-length Save The World, Lose The Girl followed on the California-based punk label Drive-Thru Records. The album’s mature blend of emo and punk pop received good notices from the notoriously fickle US alternative press, and led to a distribution deal with major label MCA Records. Living Well Is The Best Revenge played to the...

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