American rock band formed in 1998 in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA. Guitarists Josh Colbert and Nick Dominguez, bassist Chad Neptune, and drummer Steve Kleisath; all from the recently disbanded Strongarm
recruited vocalist Chris Carrabba from the band Vacant Andys
. After recording some songs and signing to Tooth & Nail Records, Chris decided to leave the band to devote himself to his solo effort, Dashboard Confessional
, but stayed on long enough to record vocals for their first full-length album The Moon Is Down
, released 2001. Next, they recruited vocalist Jason Gleason from the band Affinity, and when guitarist Nick Dominguez left the band in 2002, he was replaced with Derick Cordoba. Their second full-length album How To Start A Fire
was released in 2003. With a new vocalist and different sound from before, their fans were divided over the new lineup, and the tensions in the band culminated in early 2004 when Jason left the band to play in ActionReaction
with his wife Crissie Verhagen
. By this time their third album was nearly complete, so as a replacement, Jon Bunch from the recently disbanded Sense Field
was recruited to write and record new lyrics and vocals for the album, which was released later in 2004. Being their third album, with their third vocalist, fans were once again split over the new sound and lineup. Many rejoiced when Chris Carrabba did a reunion show with the band in 2005, performing their first album in its entirety. Later that year, the band announced a hiatus, and in early 2006 announced that their upcoming tour would be their last before disbanding. This tour took them to Europe, and eventually ended with a last performance at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia on June 17. This show was recorded and released on a final live/compilation album in 2007, after the bandmembers had already moved on with their lives.
In August 2010, the band announced their reunion, with the original 1998 lineup. Since then, the band has released a 7" vinyl single and played at the Groezrock festival in Belgium. They continue playing shows, and new material has been heard at the concerts.