Dead End Job

Dead End Job

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Dead End Job is a three-piece punk band from Kent, Ohio (yes the place with the shootings. We don't sing about that though). We're angsty teens that have been making urgent, melodic punk songs since August 2011. We make music for the rejects and shejects of Earth. We sure have some good, sloppy fun.

Biography

Dead End Job was formed in the summer of 2011 by these three kids from Ohio. The only thing Danny Rickard wanted from life was to be the singer/guitarist of a punk band like his heroes Green Day, Dead Kennedys, and Screeching Weasel, but the northeast Ohio punk was and is still pretty desolate. He asked his buddy Aidan Printy if he wanted to be the bassist of this hypothetical punk band and Aidan said "yeah sure" even though he had never picked up the instrument in his life.

Danny taught Aidan how to play "blitzkrieg bop" and they figured they were as good as any other punk rock guitarists and decided to find a drummer. Marc Blanc, a drummer looking for a band that wasn't too terribly shitty for once, had heard he and Danny were musical soulmates so he shot Dan a text. Before you could say "asob broke up" the three had jam sessions and formed an actual band called Dead End Job.

In the year(s) they have been together, Dead End Job has self-released two EPs, opened for punk legends the Misfits, met a million and one awesome people, grown as musicians and friends, and have had some downright wacky times! Also, the band has stayed true to DIY punk ethos by remaining totally unsigned by a record label! They do say however that they would to find an independent label to distribute their work, play more shows, go on tour, and continue to record urgent, melodic punk music for the rejects and shejects of the world.

Discography

*FAST TRACK TO FAILURE (Self-released EP November 2012)
1. Sex Robot (included in Cleveland/Akron/Canton Music Spotlight compilation put out by Apollo House Productions December 2012; Streaming on cannon.fm, Keepin'ItRadio.com, PoDunk Radio)

2. I Really Hope It Shows (streaming on cannon.fm, Keepin'ItRadio.com, PoDunk Radio)

3. Teenage Eulogy (Streaming on cannon.fm, Keepin'ItRadio.com, PoDunk Radio)

*DEAD END JOB (self-released EP February 2012)
1. Fun Song
2. Running Through My Mind
3. S.I.D
4. Love Song
5. For the Ladies

Set List

Final Countdown
S.I.D
Running Through My Mind
Sex Robot
Wipeout/Emo Invasion
Fun Song
vamp/I Really Hope It Shows
Rock Around the Clock/toilet paper ritual
Teenage Eulogy