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August 17, 2010 - Self Titled EP
October 18, 2011 - The Brown EP

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There's something comforting about a band name that delivers exactly what you are expecting to hear. This is a band hell bent on answering the question, what the hell happened to rock n' roll music? Bells and whistles are absent in the name of classic riffs and powerful vocals. A tonal hybrid of the excitement of 70's rock melded with the best elements of what the 90's had to offer. Those curious to dig deeper will quickly realize the band's conviction for delivering original hard rock tunes built solely to get people excited about headbanging again.

The band was formed in 2009 by Jon Harvey (Bass & Lead vocals), Jeremy Widerman (Guitar & Vocals), Brandon Bliss (Organ & Vocals) and Steve Kiely (Drums & Vocals) as a side-project for their other more serious bands at the time. Quickly the original plan of getting wasted and playing giant rock tunes got twisted into something new entirely. Everyone's influences gelled in a cohesive and exciting new take on all of the classic rock that had come before them. Quickly show offers piled up as well as festival slots and the band realized that they had something that was undeniably fun and exciting on their hands.

The band took 2 years patiently crafting their live show to ensure that once they began touring they would have something unstoppable to bring to the table. After a 2011 Edgefest appaerance and many other large festival shows the band was ready to make the trek outward. In the fall of 2011 they took to the stage supporting Deaner's band Nightseeker (FUBAR) across Western Canada. Necks were surely broken and left many people asking why wasn't MT headlining? With the band eager to follow up, a full cross-Canada tour with The Sheepdogs was to follow and the reverberations of one of the best 2-band bills in recent memory still linger across the country. The end result left many MT-virgins feeling like they got more than they bargained for.

Two EP's have been released since the band's inception. The first self-titled EP was recorded by Gus Van Go & Werner F (The Stills, Preistess, Hollerado) and was received with open arms by eager fans in August of 2010. Anxious to follow up the recording, the band hit the studio and tracked “The Brown EP” with Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, Three Days Grace) which was released by Dine Alone Records in October of 2011. The five songs it contains not only shows a firm grasp of the classic roots that enabled this group but also their ability to add in flavours of their favourite grunge and punk from the past two decades.

The band has quickly become known for their live show and their growing confidence on stage is now more apparent than ever. The band's upcoming shows with the legendary Deep Purple will only further the band's understanding of where it all began while also putting them in front of an eager crowd looking to see what the Truck has to offer. With a full length recording in the works and the constant show regiment there is no doubt that anyone interested in authentic rock music will be compelled to pay attention in 2012.