Jason Perez - Vocals/Guitar
Andy Roy - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Long - Drums
Michael Hunter - Bass
Listen at: http://www.purevolume.com/thesophomoreyear
Armed with an ear for relevant music, a passion for the road, and an amazing DIY work ethic, Atlanta’s The Sophomore Year have been bringing their own unique flavor of sincere punk rock to their corner the world since 2002. The rapid progression as a band reveals why this band is quickly becoming a well-known name on the underground music scene.
The Sophomore Year was conceived by high school friends, Jason Perez, Mike Long and Andrew Roy in 2002. After playing numerous shows without a permanent bassist, the three stumbled upon Michael Hunter, who completed the band in late 2002. Having a full line up they officially became The Sophomore Year.
The band quickly developed a large following in their local area, playing house shows, hall shows, and basement shows. Anytime there was an audience, they were there. Eager to get out on the road and spread the music, they embarked on a DIY tour up and down the Eastern Coast of the United States in the mid 2003 with close friends Nuclear Saturday. This marked the beginning of many more tours to come.
In early 2004, The Sophomore Year signed to Search And Rescue Records and immediately began recording their debut album "You Are Here...She Is There" with producer Marc McClusky (Norma Jean, A Small Victory). "You Are Here...She Is There" hits the streets October 5th, 2004. Following the release of the CD, The Sophomore Year has full U.S. tour planned for the months of October and November in support of the album.
The Sophomore Year was featured on this years Vans Warped Tour 04' sharing the stage with bands such as Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday, Rufio, NOFX, Fall Out Boy and countless others. They were also included on one of this years Warped Tour Compilation CD's.
Spreading their unique blend of guitar and vocals, there music has been featured on other compilations, with National names such as, Yellowcard, Punchline, Offset, Green Day, Plain White T’s and The Starting Line. They were also placed Pure Volume’s debut Comp, which was distributed though out Warped Tour.
Currently, The Sophomore Year is planning for non-stop touring of US, and getting their music out to new people. You can catch The Sophomore Year this fall on an extensive U.S. tour at a venue, hall, or basement near you.