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MP3 Alert the Press - We're Gonna Have a Parade

Alternative rock in the vain of Motion City Soundtrack, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, and Anberlin.

11 MP3 Songs in this album (43:08) !
Related styles: POP: Pop/Rock, ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

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Alert the Press is an alternative rock band from Springfield, Ohio comprised of Mike Adkins (vocals/guitar), Matt Grant (guitar/vocals), Nathan Grant (bass), and Jason Byrum (drums). Formed in the late summer of 2007 by founders Adkins and Grant, Alert the Press performed several acoustic shows around Springfield and Dayton and got just the positive response they were looking for. They soon added Byrum and Nathan Grant and performed their first show at The Attic in Kettering, Ohio on December 14th, 2007. Due to scheduling conflicts concerning Seditious Libel (Nathan''s former punk rock band) and AtP, Nathan gave up his position to Adam Bostick until late May 2009. Adam’s participation in an amazing instrumental group, Rhythm X, persuaded the role reversal of Nathan and Adam within the band. This made the original line up the current one as well, with the exception of Bostick taking over the roll of live synthesizer and vocals.

Just prior to the New Year, AtP recorded a four song demo, with Trevor Bostick, including Gone, Christmas B-side, Point Made, and One for Katie. Throughout the next year they passed out their demo out at no cost while playing shows stretching from Cincinnati to Cleveland and several cities along the way. For more than a year, Alert the Press continued to perform the same set to the same crowd in all of the same cities. On two separate occasions, once at Self-Made studios and another in Adkins and Grant''s basement the band attempted to record their first full-length album. After two consecutive failed attempts and what appeared to be the inevitable end of AtP, the band took a short break to rethink their strategy. Not long after, everything started to fall into place.

While each member was county schooled, burb-raise kids, they individually face the same financial struggles that any other early-twenty year old would face. A severe lack of funds made the next essential steps for professionally marketing our band seem nearly impossible, (not to mention the obvious and unneeded stress that is growing up.) Through all of this, each member kept their head high and never lost sight of their common goal. Everyone’s determination and optimistic outlook eventually paid off when Grant received an unexpected student loan check in early spring 2009 for Wright State University, which he had completed the prior month. With the band feeling like money was their number one road block, Grant (and AtP) decided to risk everything they had to make this work. This left Alert the Press with only one possible outcome, their debut album must sell. Each member was more than ready to produce numbers.

Alert the Press decided that it would be in their best interest to go as big as possible and not be concerned with “what ifs”. In April of 2009 they began (for the third time), their first full length album. This time the band decided to work with the Dayton native and Hawthorne Heights pal, Brian Whitten. Whitten co-runs Centre City studios in Dayton and has been recording music for more than five years while touring with his band, Auburndale. Whitten''s excitement towards the album and ever-flowing genius were just the breath of fresh air that the four piece had desired. With June 12th, 2009 set as the release date for the eleven track LP titled, “We’re Gonna Have a Parade!”, the band is doing everything they can to promote not only the release show but themselves as a new, revised Alert the Press.

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