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Oakland, California, United States

Communiqué is an indie rock/dance-punk band from Oakland, California, United States. The band originally consisted of four musicians (Rory Henderson, Ryan Massey, John Peck and Jamie Kissinger) that had previously played together, and acheived local and national underground success, under the name American Steel. With the addition of keyboardist Cory Gowan (formerly of bay area bands Amscray and Streets & Avenues), Communique was formed in 2002.

In February of 2003 their first EP, A Crescent Honeymoon, was released on Lookout! Records. Lookout! also released Poison Arrows, in June of 2004.

With the departure of Cory in the fall of 2005, the band regrouped and brought in longtime friend Steve Lowensohn (formerly of bay area band The Cost).


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  • rok2slayr

    no shouts in over a year? Criminal.

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • lagginswag

    awesome band, awesome band, american steel is the mainstay, though far off musically, maybe other then jagged thoughts

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • fntcypnts

    This band is so amazing, they are my favourite!! I feel like no one has ever heard of them...(first comment of 2010) :)

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • walsgrave

    Poison Arrows > Walk Into The Light > A Crescent Honeymoon > Roses Are Black

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ArthurKillroad

    First comment of 2009.

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • marketaa

    who have Annabelle?

    30 Dec 2008 Reply
  • xcommuniquex

    This is the punk band American Steel's side project. ;) Just to let you n00bs know.

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • JimmyRidimmi

    i dunno who the heck they are but i absolutely love PERFECT WEAPON.

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • LarsIndie

    Communique's evolution on the last Ep its a breaktrough. I could imagine this kid would pull off the stick on their brains and make such great music. I currently love them... i liked them when poison arrow came out.. but that was it. Now.. i cant get enough. Changes are good .. good for them. El rey del martes i can give u the ep, i have it.. im still dancing here.

    9 Jul 2007 Reply
  • ElReyDelMartes

    Any one know where I can find the songs off the new EP? (Other than buying it, becuase I'd have to order it and I live in canada so the shipping will be more than the disk)

    8 May 2007 Reply
  • elkegirl217

    communique is tight. it's my best friend's cousin's band. they are pretty tight in concert too.

    3 Apr 2007 Reply
  • trash___

    I love Communique even more than those silly kids who say kom-yoo-neek ;P

    3 Feb 2007 Reply
  • stacore

    communiqué is best!

    29 Jan 2007 Reply
  • music07

    I love Dagger Visison,The Best Lies,Black Curses,and Evaporate. I love there enegry,sound,and lyrics. Communique is one of my faveorite bands!

    4 Jul 2006 Reply
  • RockinQueen

    I saw them when they were the opening band for Flogging Molly, and the first opening band sucked, but these guys rocked! They've got talent and have great songs. So yay for these guys from San Fransico.

    9 Mar 2006 Reply
  • PeexWee

    communiqué rocks

    3 Mar 2006 Reply

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