The Panic Division
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The Panic Division


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The best kept secret in music


"Boston Herald"

Versus delivers riveting riffs that will have you spinning it over and over again - Boston Herald


Techie Rock at its finest -


Band of The Day! -

"E! Online"

The Panic Division stand out (and in some cases above) from contemporaries such as Jimmy Eat World and Fall Out Boy - E! Online

"Hartford Advocate"

This is deftly played rock 'n' roll that's neither wimpy nor overly noisy. Instead, the Panic Division gets the elusive balance between progressive and pop. - Hartford Advocate


"Verses" - 2005 The Militia Group


Feeling a bit camera shy


Out of the strange swirls and chill of Texas, a scrim of what was to come of the next three years for Colton Holliday and his close friends was created. This eventual backdrop of aural textures enhanced by a wall of sound is now named The Panic Division.

San Antonio’s The Panic Division poses innate pop instincts that are complimented by electronic loops and keyboard sampling. Their sound has been defined as dark electronic rock music mixed with pop sensibility. They have the ability to bring a human touch to a style that tends to sound mechanical. Singer/Guitarist Colton Holliday elaborates on their songwriting process…”we write whole songs off of one electronic loop that we create ourselves. One small sample sometimes will spawn a whole song for us.”

Starting out being mainly an instrumental band gave The Panic Division the platform to mold their sound into something fresh and different. In turn, producing a sound that blends different styles from bands who inspire them. Colton adds, “we’re into all types of music, and some of us listen to more electronic than rock. I grew up loving artists like Aphex Twin and DJ Shadow, but I would always listen to Snapcase. I think our influences definitely show in our music. We love electronic & rock music and try to find a way to combine those two worlds in the right way.”

The Panic Division are no strangers to the challenges and triumphs of building a musical career. The band had long outgrown their state wide popularity by the time the ink dried on their contract from The Militia Group. TPD became increasingly more popular after multiple US tours and being a promotional machine for themselves.

Having overcome the daunting reality that bands in the San Antonio scene just don’t survive, The Panic Division turned down the allure from major labels to be on an independent label and make their own strides to success. Colton Holliday comments on the band’s growth, “It was very strange to me the day I started noticing that people I had never seen knew me by name. We knew then that it was time for us to take the next step in our career. We realized it’s so important to take a closer look at music and The Militia Group understood where we were coming from artistically. We’re stoked about being in the Militia family and can’t wait to progress in the industry.”