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The best kept secret in music


"Tailgunner Comments 1"

"...Lyrical sarcasm accompanied by a catchy and unbridled sort of “kick you in the teeth” efficiency is what sets this band apart from most other rock connoisseurs. With this regeneration in full force, Tailgunner is a band that is sure to spread their wings and soar higher than they ever thought possible.” - SDMusicMatters Magazine

"Tailgunner Comments 2"

"…[Tailgunner] puts the 'rock' in all words and phrases containing 'rock.'…" - Kings Of A&R

"Tailgunner Comments 3"

“Anya Marina’s Recommended… Tailgunner ‘Backstabber’ ”. - FM 94/9, DJ Anya Marina

"Tailgunner Comments 4"

“Tailgunner has brought new life to this station, instantly mark as one of the best bands in our rotation…. The phones haven’t stopped ringing for Tailgunner.” - Program Dir. Mike Snow - Real Rock 101.7 KHST


Tailgunner EP - Released September 2004
1. Powder White
2. Backstabber
3. London Bound
4. Terminal Coping
5. Drink Yourself Dead

Tailgunner EP Factoids:

CMJ Top 20 Most Added Artists
Broke Top 100 on CMJ Charts
As of 02/04 enjoys airplay from over 150 stations nationally, including XTRA, KXRK, WSOU, WEQK, WAVF, KMBY, KITS, KTCL, KUPD, KHST and WANZ.
Available in local stores and online at Amazon.com and Smartpunk.com

Pick Your Battles Compilation / Royal Crest Records

PYB Factoids:

For sale at the Story Of The Year merch booth on the Warped Tour.
Label Owned by Story Of The Year guitarist Phillip Sneed and Randy Spencer.
CD also features Noise Ratchet (American), Anberlin (Tooth and Nail), The Juliana Theory (Sony), and Denver Harbor (Universal).


Feeling a bit camera shy


Out of the ashes of degeneracy, four individually talented musicians seeking an answer to their creative inspirations discovered each other. Their incendiary thirst for inspiring, passionate and intense music coupled with an obvious camaraderie led to the birth Tailgunner - a furious combination of melody, musicianship and emotional depth that begs to ignite the world.

Enthused by the likes of artists such as Failure, Jawbreaker, and Shiner the band is quick to point out that their influences aren't immediately perceptible. Singer Topher Brown states, "Although as a band we're constantly influenced by some amazing artists, we take that inspiration and strive to create something unique and self-satisfying." The inspiration for the creation of Tailgunner is apparent - individually they've sold thousands of records, played thousands of shows, won three San Diego Music Awards, and the strength of their creative spark is undeniable.

Tailgunner's first EP was released in September of 2004 and has been inspiring an eclectic array of music fans, media outlets, and bands nationwide. Phillip Sneed from Story OF The Year recently included a track from Tailgunner's debut EP on his new label's (Royal Crest Records) latest compilation for sale on the 2004 Warped Tour. Also included on that compilation were songs from Noise Ratchet (American), Anberlin (Tooth and Nail), The Juliana Theory (Sony), and Denver Harbor (Universal). Tailgunner currently enjoys radio support from such San Diego stations as 91X, FM 94/9, Rock 1053, as well as stations in other areas of the country such as Real Rock 101.7 KHST (40+ spins a week!). Tailgunner also tours the US several times a year.