1995 – present (23 years)
Craig's Brother is a punk rock band founded by Ted Bond. Its original lineup included Heath Konkel, Scott Hrapoff, Adam Nigh and Andy Snyder.
Craig's Brother released their first commercial album Homecoming on Tooth & Nail Records in 1998. By this time they had already released two demos: one self-titled cassette tape and a CD/LP called Keepin' It Real. They never achieved much fame, but the fans they did attain were extremely dedicated. They relied quite a bit on the Christian music market in order to gain a foothold.
In 2000, a sophomore release, Lost At Sea, was planned, when Tooth & Nail dropped the band. It is still unclear why they did so. It took more than a year before Lost At Sea became available outside the United States. Soon thereafter, the album once again became unavailable.
Right around this time, the drummer, Heath Konkel, one of the few who had stuck with the band from the beginning, left to attend school. More members left, new ones were gained, among these a certain Steven, who also performs in the band HeyMike!, that split up around this time. Dan McClintock of Inspection 12 also contributed songwriting, singing, and guitar playing to the second album. Ryan Key, Yellowcard's vocalist, also joined the band for a short while. Yellowcard's violinist, Sean Mackin, also made a guest appearance on "Back and Forth" on the Lost at Sea album.
In the end, it was too turbulent to keep going. Craig's Brother disbanded in 2001, after fans had been kept on their toes for months.
The band's website at www.craigsbrother.net, remained however, and has changed layouts numerous times. The webmaster, Eli, has stuck around and kept the messageboard running, and there have even been a few updates. In the summer of 2003, www.tedbond.com was launched, also by Eli (As of 2005, the domain is no longer up). Ted gave the fans three new acoustic songs, one of which was called "Craig's Brother". It was a sad reflection on the time in the band, hanging out with, "just a bunch of drunks I can't stand". These songs proved Ted could still write songs that were of the same caliber as the earlier Craig's Brother material.
Rumours that that the band would reunite were proven true. At the end of 2003, it was announced that Craig's Brother was back. Heath and Scott returned from school, and they also recruited some other new band members. A new EP, EPidemic (with that capitalization) was released the next summer.
In early 2009 Craig's Brother reported on their web site www.craigsbrother.com that they would be entering the studio to record a new full length album. The new album is titled 'The Insidious Lie'. The band finished the album in December 2010 and it will be released in early 2011.
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