Comprised of singer Rayn McMahon, guitarists Jamie Dunphy and Jason Morris, bassist Casey Wilson, and drummer Dave Muldoon, this quintet have been establishing a name for themselves for just over two years now. Their unique style of rock is perfected in their most recent album. After two smaller releases, their debut full-length, Daytona Doe was recorded and released in early 2004. Like the illegitimate hard rock child of Blondie and the Foo Fighters, they mix the sincerity of emo, the angst of punk, the ferocity of hardcore with the catchy hooks of pop, and the brashness of old school rock, creating something for any music fan. Rayn s vocals are in top form, whether singing searing lyrics or whispering softer confessions into the ear of the listener. Complex guitar lines weave in and out of driving melodies and soaring choruses, washing the listener in a sea of crunching distortion and atmospheric composition. Under these raging chords Casey s melodic and pulsing bass creates a foothold in order to launch the songs into near epic proportions. The glue holding it all together is Dave s propulsive and dynamic drumming, where there is no end to the potent rhythms.
In support of their release in July of 2004, the band left Portland for their first West Coast tour, a three-week blitz from Portland to Olympia, Washington, down to Los Angeles, California. After being surprised by actually turning a profit from their first tour, in addition to the more than enthusiastic welcoming in every city they stopped in, the band has continued to play more and more shows outside of their home city limits.
As of today the band has completed two tours, gotten attention from European fans, is featured regularly on German radio, has continued writing better and better music at a frenzied pace, and is in the middle of booking their tour for this upcoming summer. The bands energetic live performances and multifaceted style has allowed them to share the stage with such acts as Kaddisfly, Ever We Fall, Pennylane, The Trauma Club, Brand New Disaster, Aiden, and Amber Pacific. In November of 2004, the band appeared on the compilation The West Coast Drama Vol. 1 from Hey Sherman! Productions, featuring bands such as Nevea Tears, Tragedy Andy, and Yellowcard.
When asked about their plans for the future, every band member answers the same. This is something worth dedicating our entire lives to, says Casey Wilson, Something to leave school, jobs, and everything else behind and dive headfirst into. I want to be able to look back with no regrets. We ve already dedicated so much of our lives to this band, adds Jamie Dunphy, I can t imagine not creating music with this group of amazing people. We re like family. I would gladly live everyday of the rest of my life in a van with them.
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Moon vs. Fran Drescher
2. Sex on the Beach
3. Just Words
4. Nothing Girl
5. Do you?
6. Wilt In Your Hands
7. Skyscraper Angel