It doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while a band comes along who have crafted a sound that's so unique it's hard to believe they haven't been playing together for decades. Mayday Parade formed in the winter of 2005 when two local Tallahassee bands decided to merge. After playing the 2006 Vans Warped Tour, Mayday Parade made 10,000 new fans without playing a single show. In July of 2007, their full-length album debut critically acclaimed A Lesson In Romantics was received with enthusiasm. Dubbed "the best album to come out this year" by the MTV GirlsGonePunk Blog, A Lesson in Romantics has gone on to sell nearly 170,000 copies.
For the past five years, the members of Tallahassee, Florida's Mayday Parade--vocalist/keyboardist Derek Sanders, bassist Jeremy Lezno, guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts and drummer Jake Bundrick--have been perfecting their unique brand of pop-inflected punk rock. The band recently released their self-titled third album, the follow up to their hit album Anywhere But Here. The vinyl edition of Mayday Parade's A Lesson In Romantics is now available on Fearless Records.