The Graduate
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The Graduate


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Anhedonia (2007, Icon MES Records)
Horror Show (2006, self-pressed)
The Evergreen EP (2007, Icon MES Records)



Formed in November 2005, The Graduate is a collaboration between long-time friends Tim Moore, Corey Warning, Matt Kennedy, Max Sauer and Jared Wuestenberg. The group quickly gained momentum on the Midwest indie-circuit due to their memorable songs, interactive live shows and the friendly disposition of its members.

The band independently released their EP entitled “Horror Show” in April of 2006, and toured nationally with bands such as Jack's Mannequin, The Audition, The Junior Varsity, Punchline, Waking Ashland, and Sullivan.

During the week of December 3, 2006, College Music Journal featured The Graduate on the cover of their CMJ New Music Report for being the most added band to college radio stations. In total 167 stations added their EP, “Horror Show” to their airplay lineup. They were also featured on “Spin” as its Band of the Day.

The Graduate released their debut full length album, “Anhedonia” on April 10, 2007. The band played a number of Warped Tour shows in the summer of 2007 to promote their new album and toured as support for The Audition and Spitalfield on two separate U.S. tours. The band then went on a short European/UK headlining tour which included playing the German music festival, Rock am Ring.

On November 27, 2007, The Graduate released “The Evergreen EP” as an early Christmas gift for fans. The EP includes acoustic versions of "Anhedonia" and "The City That Reads" from Anhedonia as well as a cover of "Blue Christmas" and a previously unreleased song "Gunslinger".

In 2008, The Graduate hit the road again touring with such artists as Mayday Parade, Nightmare of You, and Secondhand Serenade. They were often described in unanimously positive reviews as outshining the rest of the bands with their live show. With the excitement only building throughout the performance, The Graduate did not disappoint with a climatic three-man drum-off. Their lyrics and music carry a beyond-their-years maturity which solidifies their place in the rock world as a group that’s still going to be around when the rest of the mid-20 something bands catch up.