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Count the Stars was a four piece rock band by ways of Albany, New York. Chris Kasarjian (guitar/vocals), Dave Shapiro (drums), Adam Manning (guitar), and Clarke Foley (bass) brought the rock and energy back onto the scene with their catchy songs and irresistable on-stage charisma. As a young band they believed in the somewhat dying do-it-yourself ethic, recruiting themselves to malls and local shows to promote themselves. They also recorded, as an unsigned band, the disc “Another Useless Night” and booked their own successful cross country tours. While their respectable DIY work was phenomenal, their solid tunes and indescribable live shows had labels both big and small competing to sign them, and they finally hopped on to the Chicago based Victory Records family.

From there, they released their first CD as a signed band titled “Never Be Taken Alive.” The twelve, almost annoyingly catchy songs, became constantly played by both new and old fans alike. However, those who have ever seen them live know that you have not truly experienced Count the Stars until you have seen them in concert. As a result, they worked hard traveling non stop for months across the country on the Vans Warped Tour and with bands such as Taking Back Sunday, The Early November, Fall Out Boy, and more.


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  • ihavechappedlip

    Anybody have the Another Useless Night album? If so, email me or if you just have a link to it, post it on my wall I would be forever indebted!

    19 Jan 7:20am Reply
  • fragments

    totally forgot i have their "never be taken alive" cd.

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • brianwok

    whoa i'm 8 years late

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • emag_

    this band used to be so badass

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • boywithshoes

    "I definitely don't listen to any of this type of music now but I really liked this band back in the day " Hahahaha.

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Tearsday

    Fireflies this song is so beautiful

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Metalliaxe

    oh man I remember this band from 2003-2004-ish, I definitely don't listen to any of this type of music now but I really liked this band back in the day

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
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  • GetTheGirl

    Guys, stop tag them as emo! its pop punk!

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • hippiexmaggie

    These guys were great, they always gave me a little bit of hope that someday Albany would be cool. It still isn't, but I live in NYC now ;)

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • thejennyjen

    I'm so sad they aren't a band anymore. They helped me through my high school angst. Oh, summer of '03.

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Earlmo

    This is sadly the biggest band to ever come out of Albany.

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • ihavechappedlip

    It's sad that they aren't playing anymore. At least two of them are still playing in Action Action. I'll always love Never Be Taken Alive. Now it's over

    27 Nov 2007 Reply
  • ert90

    Taking It All Back sounds almost exactly like The Getaway by Punchline. I'm pretty sure this one was put out first, I'm just saying.

    15 Mar 2007 Reply
  • lovetheliexx

    dalmation, if you don't have anything nice to say about a band then don't fucking say anything. you took the fucking time to post that meaning you have no life. go get one and stop posting shit on last fm.

    9 Sep 2006 Reply
  • D_M_

    Does anyone has their first album? dalmation, you suck

    22 Aug 2006 Reply
  • dalmation

    Words Can't describe how bad this band is. The worst band I've had the displeasure of hearing. Fuck these guys and Fuck Emocore

    12 May 2006 Reply

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