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When vocalist/guitarist Jared Draughon and guitarist Mitchell Marlow assembled in the early months of 2002 in their hometown of Chapel Hill, NC to collaborate.

Draughon and Marlow were no perfect strangers to partnering in bands. Both had shared the stage in an early melodic-punk incarnation, but had been separated for two and recorded and released an EP dubbed “It’s Been Business Doing Pleasure With You”. The band quickly began gaining attention while playing with everyone from Puddle of Mudd and Orgy to Taking Back Sunday and The Used, showing their duality and holding their own with audiences regardless of the confines of genre.

In 2004, original drummer Stephan Linde, was replaced by his longtime friend and fellow Long Islander, Durijah Lang (Glassjaw, The Stryder). After several months of touring and writing, the band delved into a Manhattan recording studio for 3 months to record their debut full-length, Dress to Depress. Echoes of early-90’s, post-hardcore bands Helmet and Quicksand, as well as 80’s icons U2 and The Police, reverberate throughout.

Classic Case spent 2005 with the addition of former Beloved vocalist/guitarist Josh Moore being brought into the fold, and the band packing up and returning to its birthplace in North Carolina. Dress to Depress was released October 18, 2005, on Help/Fiddler Records. The band has continued to tirelessly support the album on tour, despite the absolving and subsequent ending of Fiddler Records shortly after the record was released.


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  • benAddiction

    Underrated band for a very long time. Their new band Telescreen is great too. Excellent vocalist. RIP.

    10 Mar 2:57pm Reply
  • fallencowboy

    Although my charts don't reflect it. This band is one of my favorites. So creative and the music just flows. Its so artfully crafted

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
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    28 May 2011 Reply
  • knight_88

    these guys were amazing, really miss them!

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • TheAvalanch669

    any one have their first album? i have been trying to get my hands on it for a while now but there is no distribution on it. so if i could get a link or have someone email me the tracks that would be rad

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • WimpyWelshman

    does anyone have a copy of "It's Been Business Doing Pleasure With You" that they could send me?

    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • passionjames

    i love this album

    5 Jan 2010 Reply
  • lacklostermore

    Can someone help me replace my Classic Case music? All my music from A-C got corrupted and I can't find Classic Case anywhere.

    18 Dec 2009 Reply
  • TokenSunrise

    One One Three Four

    7 Oct 2009 Reply
  • hollyy___x

    I just got recommended these guys, anyone wanna throw me a track? You can have whatever from my library. :)

    3 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Ants_OfTheSCKY

    Anybody have Dress To Depress for me to download?

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • alt41r

    all of us are in danger.....

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • NickGerli

    Their lyrics suck.

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • pdaex

    I love Classic Case!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • christinaxcore

    listen to Filter too since Mitch is now playing with them.

    22 Jul 2008 Reply
  • christinaxcore

    they use to have like all their music up on here. i had both of their cds on my computer, including in their ep but it all went down the drain when my laptop decided to freak out. ps. they broke up. listen to Josh Moore, Telescreen, or even Saves the Day..since the drummer is with them right now.

    22 Jul 2008 Reply
  • littleintoagirl

    why is this stuff so hard to find!

    5 Jun 2008 Reply
  • megan_thebeat

    awesome guys met them years ago

    25 May 2008 Reply
  • glassjaw02

    Can anyone upload or send me the first ep? I had a copy i bought at a concert but it got destroyed in my car before i ever put it on a computer.

    24 Feb 2008 Reply
  • atomiczen

    Not bad. :O

    30 Jan 2008 Reply
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