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The Express Local

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Six Hours in Jersey
A Call to Arms
Self Titled



“A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having.”
The makers of the film V for Vendetta may not have had a band in mind when they wrote this line of the movie, but The Express Local from Toledo, Ohio used it as words to live by even before the debut of the movie.
Since fall of 2005, The Express Local has kept their fans’ feet moving and their minds thinking with their synth-driven style of pop, rock and punk that spreads a positive message that recalls the spirit of punk with modern themes and personal experience woven in.

The band, also know as TXL, formed from remnants of other Toledo rock and punk bands coming together to form a sound that relied heavily on the sounds of pop-keys and catchy guitar riffs.
Despite line-up changes, the three remaining original members of the band (Dave, Doug and Alex) have managed to surround themselves with some of the best musicians in the Toledo area while continuing their goal of entertaining audiences and sparking meaningful change and discourse in their fans.

Before hitting the road in the summer of 2006, TXL recorded their first EP entitled “A Call to Arms.” They then toured the Midwest and east coast throughout the summer in support of the disc.
After successful touring, the band took a trip to West Virginia to record with Greg McGowan of the band Time and Distance. After putting together four tracks in two weeks with Greg, the band had what they felt would make another strong EP. They expect to release the self-titled EP in the summer of 2007 with a tour to support it.

The Express Local has gained a large fan base in their hometown as well as in cities around the country bringing a high-energy show to their audience. They have shared the stage with such national acts as Spitalfield, Punchline, I am the Pilot, Faster than Fashion, Emanuel, I Am the Avalanche, Paulson, A Change of Pace, Self Against City and Valencia.
TXL has plans for constant touring throughout the years to come to continue spreading their music and their message and some of the songs off their upcoming EP can be heard at or