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Mayday Parade


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Tallahassee FL, United States (2005 – present)

Mayday Parade was born in 2005 when two popular Tallahassee bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment, decided to merge and form one group. Both bands had been friends for a long time but they each seemed to have different kind of holdups. They pooled their resources, booted out the undedicated members and decided to take the good from each band and move forward. Armed with a dynamic lead singer Derek Sanders of Defining Moment, Mayday Parade explodes with energy and personality. Fans of both bands came together in support of the Parade and it wasn’t long until thousands of other new fans got into the action. Mayday Parade knew they’d have to start at the grassroots level and began to work themselves to the top. Through their catchy tunes and fun attitude, they have hooked fans at their shows and online with an interactive MySpace selling 10,000 EPs without label support.

With the work hard, play hard, do whatever it takes to spread your music philosophy that most young bands need to have these days, the band took to the road and started winning over kids not just in Florida, but across the country. Mayday Parade was consistently in the top 30 unsigned artists on MySpace. They’ve consolidated over 50,000 friends and growing and have totaled over 2.4 Million plays. With labels hot on their tail, Mayday Parade decided that Fearless Records was the one for them and signed at the end of the summer 2006.

They then released their first professional record, A Lesson In Romantics, in 2007.


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  • emilyepierce

    For those who may not remember American Hi Fi, they're giving out free music on their website for the acoustic rendition of 'Golden State'! Similar to Mayday Parade, check it out.

    25 Sep 5:35pm Reply
  • GarethFireXX

    Hey folks! What are some swell rocking songs of theirs? I've listened some of their most famous songs, but they were so typical pop punk, nothing special to me, but i don't wanna give up on them, maybe some really interesting songs exist?

    12 Sep 4:14pm Reply
  • outersuburbia

    Love this band so much <3

    28 Aug 9:15am Reply
  • ultrawut

    even though i'm not a super fan of theirs, some of their songs got stuck in my head and i have to listen to them over and over :D

    23 Aug 3:06am Reply
  • Amlaitheu

    Great band, gladly surprised :>

    9 Aug 8:56pm Reply
  • OverHektor

    You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground, i'll be the wings that keep your heart in the clouds. <3

    29 Jul 12:42am Reply

    Gets in my emotions every single time.

    17 Jul 11:11pm Reply
  • Cvyeeen

    Not bad

    17 Jul 12:43am Reply
  • RabbitRicochet9

    The Memory<3<3<3 I Swear This Time I Mean It <3<3<3

    29 Jun 1:55pm Reply
  • LinkeNightmareS

    can listen to them all the day :)

    14 Jun 2:24pm Reply
  • DinoDyl

    Act duhh... part guys.

    23 May 3:41pm Reply
  • LinkeNightmareS

    I love Mayday Parade!

    23 May 3:22am Reply
  • dima9955

    они когда-нибудь в Россию приедут?

    1 May 11:42pm Reply
  • callitallhome

    here's a little cronological list i want to make because i do. tales ep: their punk/obscure record. A+ a lesson: their punk/depressive record. A+ anywhere: their acoustic/pop punk record. A- valdosta: their acoustic/look-back versions (not to mention amber lynn and terrible things, those awesome pieces of perfection). A- self-titled: their pressured-to-revival-punk-days/depressive record: B+ monsters: their pressured-to-be-at-least-as-good-as-self-titled/weird record: B- they've been losing that mayday taste, as we all could notice, but they're still better than the average pop punk scene.

    1 May 6:00am Reply
  • niko_carmona

    With no place to go and you're left all alone, there's no place like home ♪♫♪

    30 Apr 1:44am Reply
  • catriddle

    heya! ghosts is awesome!

    27 Apr 9:28am Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Even Robots Need Blankets. ♥

    21 Apr 2:08pm Reply
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  • twicevice

    great band!!!

    27 Mar 2:35pm Reply
  • chibicham12

    I love this band +.+

    12 Mar 6:13pm Reply
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