The Break is an alternative rock band from Park Ridge, Illinois. The band consists of four members: Paul Ansani (bass/vocals), Sean Cahill-Lemme (vocals/guitar), Matt Gieser (drums), and Miles Malin (guitar/vocals). Bassist Paul Ansani is the son of Ted Ansani of Material Issue. Welcome To Ourside: The Break released their first album, Welcome to Ourside, in August 2008 at Ambush Recordings in Winnetka, Illinois. The tracks "Be Human" and "Can't Be Right" have received modest airplay from college radio stations in Chicago. Support for this album led them to open for touring acts such as Cute is What We Aim For, Electric Six, Down with Webster, Smoosh, Hawthorne Heights, and The Hudson Branch at shows around the Chicagoland area. Track listing: Be Human - 5:13, Where We Are Now - 2:57, Empty Street - 2:51, Give It All Away - 3:33, Can't Be Right - 2:54, Our Side - 3:55, Long Sunset - 2:26, Lying Again - 3:16, Song For You - 3:21, 12:52 - 4:46, Sunday - 4:09, Final Goodbye - 2:23, Pickwick Music Festival: In Summer 2009, the Break was the subject of a feature story in the Park Ridge Herald. In the interview, the Break expressed interest in performing a show at the local Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge. On December 4, 2009, the Break hosted the Pickwick Music Festival, renting out the theatre and selling tickets to the local community. In promotion for this concert, the Break was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times and on WGN Local News. With the concert's completion, the band had earned six thousand dollars, all of which was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cold Elbows EP and Future Work: The Break released their 2nd EP, Cold Elbows EP, in April 2010. They are currently recording a new full-length album locally in Chicago. The Break headlined the Chicago Chapter of the Grammy's Association viewing party for the 2012 Grammy Awards. They are slotted to play at this years SXSW in Austin.

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