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Scars & Matches EP (2004)
Vampires Are the New Pink (June 2005)


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The evolution of Kapone began with founding members Brian Montgomery and Chris Nelson. The two friends had one goal in common: to bring rock music back to the forefront of the music scene. While Kapone has been around for the past three years, it was not until the winter of 2003 when the band finally solidified its lineup. "We've worked with many musicians in the past, but ultimately, it was the addition of Adam (Bradley), Evan (Lampkin), and Harold (Johnson) that helped us craft our sound," says Nelson.

The musical influences of the band range from Metallica to Jimmy Eat World, and just about everything else in between. "The great thing about our group is that everyone's musical tastes are so different," notes bassist Evan Lampkin. "Because of this, our fans know that they will never get too much of the same thing.”

After several demo sessions, Kapone set its sights on finishing a full length EP. Recorded in March 2004, Scars & Matches marks the band's long awaited first effort. Produced and engineered by Eric Bass (Quench, Skintight, Best of All Breathing), Scars & Matches offers an eclectic blend of driving guitar riffs and deep heartfelt melodies complimented with a solid rhythm section.

"The songs on this EP were written out of my own personal experiences,” notes singer Brian Montgomery. "At the same time however, they were written in a fashion that allows listeners to interpret them in their own way. Ultimately, I want listeners to be able to relate to what we have to say."

Released in July 2004, Scars & Matches has propelled the band to a completely new level. Fueled by regular rotation from local radio station 98X (WYBB-FM), the band’s first single “Scars & Matches” has garnered over 75 spins. To date, the EP has sold over 400 copies, and sales have continued to climb.

As a young group of talented musicians (with an average age of 20), the band sees nothing but progression in the future. "We love everything about this," says Montgomery. "From writing to performing live, it's the only thing we see ourselves doing.


Notable Highlights

** The band’s first single, “Scars & Matches,” has reached 100+ spins at 98X (WYBB-FM) (Source: Mediabase / http://www.mediabase.com).

** In one week, “Scars & Matches” received 16 spins (24,000 – Total Audience) (Week ending January 8, 2005 – Mediabase / http://www.mediabase.com).

** Over 100,000 (Total Audience) people have heard “Scars & Matches” on radio
(Source: Mediabase / http://www.mediabase.com).

** After only 4 ½ months in stores, “Scars & Matches” was certified the 5th best seller of the year at Cat’s Music – James Island.

** Debut EP “Scars & Matches” has sold over 800 copies to date.

** Opened for nationally touring act The Working Title (Universal) in front of over 1,000 fans.

** Recording for a new EP begins in February 2005 with Eric Bass (Quench, The Falls Lost, Young Republicans).

** Opening for nationally touring act Presence (Curb Records) at the House of Blues – Myrtle Beach in March 2005.