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In a small suburb of Boston, childhood friends Alex Moore, Aram Bajakian, and Billy delGiudice began playing music together when they were just twelve years old. More than a decade later, they would reconvene in New York, attracting a loyal cult following with a unique and passionate brand of instrumental rock.

Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, vocalists/guitarists Evan Grove and Ethan Fixell were holed up in their bedrooms, amassing an collection of thoughtful pop songs. Frustrated by their limitations as a twosome, Fixell and Grove took off for NYC in search of new bandmates in Fall 2005.

Forces collided when the Philly duo witnessed the Bostonians perform one night at the Knitting Factory under the moniker Lancaster. The five musicians sat down for a beer together. There and then, in early 2006, The Anthem Sound was born.

After struggling in the murk and filth of a tiny rehearsal space in Brooklyn, they assembled an inspired set.

They holed up in their parents' basements to record their first EP by themselves, and tapped John Naclerio to mix. They are now hitting the road to play shows with the same passion that radiates from the EP.

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