Dear Enemy
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Dear Enemy

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The best kept secret in music


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EP - Dear Enemy


Feeling a bit camera shy


DEAR ENEMY is a Pittsburgh based band that wants you to pay
attention. They don't want to get it by whining about how bad life
is, or by boring you with long winded tales of heartbreak. They
want your attention the old fashioned way.

They want to blow you away.

Formed late in 2003, DEAR ENEMY features four seasoned music scene
veterans at the helm. Guitarist Jason Corrie and bassist Tony Mosco
are both formerly of Pittsburgh band, Indra-Spell. Drummer Jeff
Lees, is formerly of Reverend Picklefist and Scary Mary. Vocalist
Nelson Pyles is formerly of New York / New Jersey scene band The
Automatics, and as a solo performer. Together, DEAR ENEMY boasts a
catalog of impressive original material and an unparalleled stage

They don't ask you to pay attention to their live performances. You
don't have much of a choice.

When we're performing, we have one job, vocalist Pyles says. We
want to be the only thing in the room. It doesn't matter what else
is happening. We don't want people politely talking, or looking out
of the window. We are fighting for the attention of every person in
that room.

Judging from the first round of shows and the word of mouth, DEAR
ENEMY is getting some of the attention they seek. After performing
only once, the band was booked for shows that filled nearly three
months. And it keeps growing. Every show has led to at least two
other gigs that the band didn't have before.

The band attributes this to a few things. The songs are top notch,
the performances are inspired, and point blank, DEAR ENEMY is a
great band.

The music has been compared to Soundgarden, minus the grunge, and
stretching the Alternative/Metal label affixed to most modern
bands. It is heavy pop; heavy, competing with the heaviest bands
around, yet with a very pop sensibility that isn't forced. It is a
marriage of hard, blistering rock and melodies that easily get stuck
in your head.

There is a lot of care put into all aspects of the band from the
writing, to the arranging and the playing, Pyles says. We all
have a hand in it. We go out of our way to write songs that aren't

Put in even simpler terms, bassist Mosco says this; All killer, no

So, are you paying attention yet?