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Encyclopedia > Halifax (band)
Halifax
Origin Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Genre(s) Rock
Post-Hardcore
Years active 2002–present
Label(s) Drive-Thru Records
Members
Mike Hunau
Chris Brandt
Adam Charles
Eric Ivener
Tommy Guindon
Former members
Justin Chlowitz
Dan Locascio
Matt Locascio
Kevin Donlon
Doug Peyton

Halifax is a five-piece rock band from Thousand Oaks, California. They formed in 2002 and are currently signed to Drive-Thru Records. They achieved notable success with their 2004 EP A Writer's Reference (selling over 33,000 copies to date),[1] after making a cameo appearance on MTV's The Real World: Austin. The band's second full-length album, The Inevitability of a Strange World, was released in May 2006. In December 2006, they won MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout competition. Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Ventura Settled 1875 Incorporated September 29, 1964 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Andrew P. Fox  - City manager Scott Mitnick Area [1]  - Total 55. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Post-hardcore; this specific genre was created by others as a sourse to relaese the emotion that builds inside, making the music intimate and touching to listeners. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Drive-Thru Records is a record label specializing largely in pop punk music. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ... Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Ventura Settled 1875 Incorporated September 29, 1964 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Andrew P. Fox  - City manager Scott Mitnick Area [1]  - Total 55. ... Drive-Thru Records is a record label specializing largely in pop punk music. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... A Writers Reference is an EP from Halifax, released on 27 January 2004 on No Milk Records. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The Inevitability of a Strange World is Halifaxs third release, issued on May 23, 2006 by Drive-Thru Records. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ...

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History

The band Halifax started in Thousand Oaks, California as simple leisure activities of singer Mike Hunau and guitarist Chris Brandt, who would write songs out of boredom in Brandt's parents' house. They later recruited Justin Chlowitz on bass and siblings Dan and Matt Locascio on guitar and drums, respectively, to form a full-time touring band. Their band name originated from the Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the Locascio brothers had attended a hockey tournament. After several months of occasional touring, Halifax recorded their eleven-song debut album within a week in March 2003. The self-produced and self-funded Start Back at Start was licensed and released in June 2003 by Weymouth, Massachusetts independent record label ECA Records.[2][3] Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Ventura Settled 1875 Incorporated September 29, 1964 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Andrew P. Fox  - City manager Scott Mitnick Area [1]  - Total 55. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Brother and Sister redirect here. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... A debut album is the first released music album by an artist or a band. ... Start Back at Start is the debut album from Halifax, released on 10 June 2003 on ECA Records. ... Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk Settled 1630 Incorporated 1635 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Sue Kay (D) Area  - Total 21. ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ...


However, it soon became obvious that Hunau and Brandt were not getting along with the remainder of the band. Being the creative core of Halifax, the two decided to take a chance on a new batch of members. The band added guitarist Adam Charles, bassist Kevin Donlon and drummer/Drive-Thru Records intern Tommy Guindon. The new line-up pooled their cash to record their second album, similar to the manner Start Back at Start was created. The result was the yet-again self-produced EP A Writer's Reference, released on January 25, 2004 by No Milk Records. While Halifax's debut was much more reminiscent of the band's emo/pop punk influences — namely Taking Back Sunday and The Starting Line — their new material showcased a more distinctive style, mainly because of the line-up changes they had undergone. The quintet accordingly retired the entire Start Back at Start catalog from their live shows, as they felt they had become a new band. Therefore, Halifax toyed heavily with the idea of renaming, but eventually stuck with their already established moniker.[4] Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Drive-Thru Records is a record label specializing largely in pop punk music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... A Writers Reference is an EP from Halifax, released on 27 January 2004 on No Milk Records. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... No Milk Records is a Jackson, New Jersey based independent record label founded by Kyle Krazewski and Greg Edgerton. ... Emo is a genre of rock music. ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Taking Back Sunday is a band from Amityville, New York, Long Island, New York. ... The Starting Line is a pop punk band from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area that formed in 1999. ...


Given the band's earlier connection with Drive-Thru Records, Halifax opened on various Drive-Thru bands' tours, before getting signed by the Thousand Oaks-based record label in July 2004. Simultaneously, bassist Donlon quit after only a year in the band, to pursue his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at California State University, Northridge. While Chlowitz was initially rumored to return, the vacant position on the bass was in fact filled by temporary members or Hunau. A permanent replacement was not found until Doug Peyton joined the band in late 2005. Drive-Thru re-released A Writer's Reference — which had only been sporadically available in record stores — to the general public in January 2005, with new artwork and a bonus track. International tours followed, including the Dead by Dawn Tour (with From First to Last, Emanuel and He Is Legend) and the Warped Tour in the United States, as well as the Drive-Thru Invasion Tours in Europe and Japan. In between, Halifax appeared on MTV's The Real World: Austin alongside hellogoodbye in a series of episodes about the South by Southwest music festival. While the band was unhappy with how they were depicted in the episodes — as a group of mindless drunks — the exposure certainly helped spread the word about the band, resulting in crossing the one million plays barrier on PureVolume.[2] In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge, or C-Sun) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California, USA. Part of the California State University system, CSUN was founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College... From First to Last (sometimes shortened to FFTL) is an American post-hardcore band. ... Emanuel is a five-piece post-hardcore band from Clarksville, Indiana. ... He Is Legend is a Rock/Post-Hardcore/Southern Rock band formed in Wilmington, North Carolina and signed to Solid State Records. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For the song by The Beatles, see Hello Goodbye. ... Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring Bloc Party performing at Stubbs BBQ in 2007 Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer Morrissey at SXSW 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in... PureVolume is a website for bands and musical artists to promote and advertise themselves. ...


In May 2006, Drive-Thru Records released Halifax's third album, which marked the first time the band worked with a record producer. The Inevitability of a Strange World was produced partially by Lou Giordano and partially by Machine, who had previously worked with such renowned bands as Armor for Sleep, The Goo Goo Dolls, Lamb of God, and Sunny Day Real Estate. Thanks to them, the album featured a much rawer sound, giving a slight nod to a variety of heavy metal acts (most notably in the song "Our Revolution", which lyrically and musically pays homage to Mötley Crüe's "Kickstart My Heart"). The Inevitability of a Strange World sold close to 7,000 copies within its first week, debuting at #130 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[5][6] To promote the release, the band shot a music video for "Our Revolution", toured extensively and appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly on July 19, 2006 and on Fearless Music on September 23, 2006. In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Inevitability of a Strange World is Halifaxs third release, issued on May 23, 2006 by Drive-Thru Records. ... Lou Giordano is a record producer and recording engineer who worked at Radiobeat Studios and Fort Apache Studios. ... {{Infobox musical artist | Name = Armor for Sleep | Img = | Img_capt = | Img_size = | Landscape = | Background = group_or_band | Origin = New Jersey  United States | Genre = Alternative rock [[Post-Hardcore] emo | Years_active = 2002–present | Label = Sire Records Equal Vision Records | Associated_acts = Random Task Prevent Falls | URL = | Current_members = Ben Jorgensen PJ DeCicco Anthony DiIonno Nash Breen | Past_members = AJ... The Goo Goo Dolls are an alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac. ... Lamb of God is a Grammy-nominated five-piece metal band from Richmond, Virginia, formerly known as Burn the Priest. ... Sunny Day Real Estate or SDRE was an alternative rock band formed in Seattle, Washington. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Mötley Crüe (pronounced Motley Croo) is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California in 1980. ... Kickstart My Heart is a song by the American hard rock band Mötley Crüe, originally released on their 1989 album, Dr. Feelgood. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Last Call with Carson Daly is a late night NBC talk show, hosted by former MTV VJ Carson Daly. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fearless Music is a musical showcase filmed in New York City featuring bands that are on the cusp of the mainstream and indie rock circuits. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In December 2006, Halifax competed in the finals of MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout, a TV battle of the bands sponsored by Mountain Dew, against Fallen from the Sky and Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer. Halifax placed first, following in hellogoodbye's footsteps, who won the annual competition the year before. All the while, Payton was continuously suffering from a knee injury, forcing him to leave the band in January 2007. He was replaced by a new bassist named Eric. MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... Battle of the Bands is a generic term for a contest in which many bands, usually rock/guitar bands but often from a range of different styles, compete for the title of best band. The winner is determined by a panel of judges, the general response of the audience, or... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ... Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer is an indie rock band that originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through core members Vince Ratti and Rachel Minton alongside a young Anthony Green. ... For the song by The Beatles, see Hello Goodbye. ...


In 2007, the band completed tours of the United States and the United Kingdom with Madina Lake, Envy On The Coast and My American Heart. This is one of Halifax's first major tours in the UK. Madina Lake is a four member Powerpop group from Chicago. ... Envy on the Coast is a rock band from Long Island, New York, where Ryan Hunter and Sal Bossio attended Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) for one year before dropping out. ... My American Heart is a rock band hailing from San Diego, CA. The bands original name was No Way Out, consisting of Larry Soliman on vocals, Jesse Barrera on bass guitar, Clint Delgado and Jeremy Mendez on guitar, and Steven Oria on Drums. ...


Members

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Former members

  • Dan Locascio – guitar
  • Justin Chlowitz – bass
  • Matt Locascio – drums
  • Kevin Donlon – bass
  • Doug Peyton – bass

Discography

Albums

Start Back at Start is the debut album from Halifax, released on 10 June 2003 on ECA Records. ... The Inevitability of a Strange World is Halifaxs third release, issued on May 23, 2006 by Drive-Thru Records. ...

EPs

A Writers Reference is an EP from Halifax, released on 27 January 2004 on No Milk Records. ...

Singles

From A Writer's Reference EP:

  • "Sydney"

From The Inevitability of a Strange World:

  • "Our Revolution"

Non-album tracks

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References

  1. ^ Halifax Takes Strange World By Storm. NowOnTour. Retrieved on May 21, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Interview - Halifax. The Recorder. Retrieved on May 21, 2006.
  3. ^ Halifax interview. Skratch Magazine. Retrieved on May 21, 2006.
  4. ^ Interview with Halifax. Emotional Punk. Retrieved on May 21, 2006.
  5. ^ Soundscan Results: Week Ending May 28th, 2006. Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved on June 2, 2006.
  6. ^ Halifax Chart Position. Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved on June 2, 2006.

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External links

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