Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Year Long Disaster

Quite the pedigree on these guys. From Wikipedia:

The band had its beginnings in 2003 when guitarist and singer Daniel Davies, son of Dave Davies of The Kinks, met bassist Rich Mullins of Karma to Burn in a Hollywood grocery store; at the time Mullins was having drug problems and was homeless. Within a week, the two were friends, living in an apartment together, often going on drinking or crack binges[1]. Over the next 7 months they spent time in drug rehabilitation and halfway houses.

In November of 2004, they went to the Scene Bar in Glendale, California to see a band called Hours and Minutes with drummer Brad Hargreaves of Third Eye Blind fame (unbeknownst to the band at the time). Daniel and Rich asked Brad to have a jam. Around that time Third Eye Blind was asked to play as The Kinks on the show American Dreams. Brad was intrigued with the fact that Davies was son of the Kinks' real-life lead guitarist, and the two became friends and continued jamming under the name of Year Long Disaster. They eventually started gigging locally in Los Angeles and caught the eye of Marc Needham, producer for The Killers. They then recorded an EP and began touring nationwide, increasing in popularity. In 2007 they signed a recording contract with Volcom Entertainment and release their debut full length album. The self title release hit the stores on October 9th 2007. The band is managed be Sebastian Robertson son of Robbie Robertson of The Band. They were named one of the best new bands for 2008 in the artists to watch feature in Rolling Stone Magazine. They most recently won the Yahoo! User's Choice for the month of December 2007.

Year Long Disaster

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