Catchy, clever, and LOUD, The Material is a 5-piece, female-fronted rock ensemble whose combination of alternative, post-punk and super poppy female vocals have thrust them into the national spotlight.
The quintet hails from sunny San Diego, California. Colleen D'Agostino (vocals) moved to San Diego to pursue a music degree. In her third year at San Diego State University, she began playing with Jon Moreaux (guitar) and Noah Vowles (drums). The threesome added bassist Kevin Falk, formerly of Every Time I Die and Between the Buried and Me, and started writing songs for their first demo. Falk was replaced by Brian Miller (bass) and Roi Elam (guitar) joined shortly after.
With their permanent line up in place, The Material went into the studio to record their 6- song debut EP Tomorrow with local punk producer Brian Grider. To support the EP, which features such sweet-voiced, searing fuzz anthems as "Long Way Home" and "Moving To Seattle," The Material hit the road in November for a three-month tour of the West Coast.
If early response to their intense live show is any indication, they have a lot to look forward to in 2008.