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Boston, United States (2003 – 2008)

The Receiving End of Sirens was a five-piece band based out of Boston, Massachusetts, that is commonly referred to as TREOS for short. The band consisted of Alex Bars (Vocals/Guitar), Brendan Brown (Vocals/Bass Guitar), Nate Patterson (Guitar),Brian Southall(Guitar), and Andrew Cook (Drums). The band was formed in 2003.

Andrew came up with the name after hearing police sirens one day at work.

The band originally consisted of all of the above except for Brian, with ex-Fake ID singer Ben Potrykus as the Lead Vocalist and frontman of the band. Alex and Brendan were friends from high school who attended Northeastern University in Boston. There they met Andrew and they began to form a band. Old high school friend Nate, who was attending Southeastern University in Florida, relocated to Springfield, MA to join the band. Ben, who was in high school at the time, was recruited through the internet.

The band released two demos (a total of five songs) during this time period.

After some sort of conflict that may have involved the rest of the band’s willingness to look for a relatively large record label, Ben left TREOS to form The Lido Venice, a project. At this point, the band met Casey Crescenzo (originally from California) while working at Urban Outfitters and he joined the band.


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  • CarlFarbman

    Someone needs to repress The Earth Sings on vinyl. Absolutely perfect album.

    13 Mar 1:59am Reply
  • machine_elves

    This band was way beyond their peers. Debut album still holds up amazingly well!

    23 Feb 11:26pm Reply

    I miss this band so much.

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • BruceMcD2020

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    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • eselv73

    everything casey touches is magical

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ShanD

    aww man it's been a fucking year since anyone said anything in here and this band released two perfect albums

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Student-kun

    TREOS announced they are reuniting to play Skatefest 2010, May 8th at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. - oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, i haven't seen that! THAT'S AWESOME, MUST FAP!

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Student-kun

    "The Earth..." is one of my belovest albums ever. It touches some strings in my soul i can't listen to without a few very-very strange feelings. So shame they have broken up.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MFORCE310

    haven't listened to this is years. what a great band. RIP

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ReaIis

    7 years ago: I couldn't listen to some of their songs without tears. Present: I still can't listen to some of their songs without tears. TREOS NEW ALBUM PLEASE.

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BrandNewThrice2

    Wardens calling for a lockdown baby...

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
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  • Trakkon

    I'd fuck my own dad to see them live.

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • cleany

    I really like TREOS, but I think The Dear Hunter is better.

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ne0pxi

    I know, in my heart, that I am their top listener :P

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • xbrokenheavenx

    I really miss this band.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • My_Armistice

    It's always nice to spin one of their albums again.

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • homework

    Nine years later, never gets old!

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • knight_88

    These guys need to come back!

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Sprigget

    Hey all, massive REOS fan, my band just released a new EP for free over at if people wanted to check it out. Also FFO Thrice, Six Gallery and Moving Mountains. Thanks!

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
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