The Perfect Mistake
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The Perfect Mistake

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The best kept secret in music


"Top Unsigned Bands To Know"

The story so far - there comes a point when an unsigned band run out of accolades to pile up. Brooklyn four piece the perfect mistake are perilously close to that threshold. forming in 2003 they've released two EPs, been No. 1 unsigned artist on purevolume 4 times and were named winners of last year's steven untitled band search on Fuse. All of that in addition to opening for All Time Low and Cute Is What We Aim For.

Why you should know 'em - while we would say it's because Irving Safdieh (vocals, guitar, piano) Joe Vaknen (guitar) Billy Mizrahi (bass, vocals) and Morris Betesh (drums) are poised to see their emotive and eclectic indie-infused pop reach new levels with heir self titled album in march, Safdieh offers another reason. "people ask us what's unique about our music" he says. "our anwser is, aside from being four sexy jewish boys from brooklyn? nothing."

- Alternative Press


"The Blue Room Sessions"-(Demos Sept-Jan 2008)
Various Demos

"A Step in the Right Direction" (EP/May 2006; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Mike Watts)

1. A Step in the Right Direction
2. Madison Lived in Jersey
3. Someone Phone the Paramedics
4. Friendship's a Title

"Two Years Too Late" (Single/June 2005; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Rob Carpenter)

1. Two years too late

"The Perfect Mistake" (EP/June 2004; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Rob Carpenter)

1. 7-9
2. Side to Side
3. Quarters for Thought (re-mixed)
4. Another Likely Story for Another Likely Story
5. Love Overdose (re-mixed)
6. No Murder in the Park... Ever
7. It's All Your Fault
8. In Flames

Untitled Demo --- (Demo/June 2003; Produced By: The Perfect Mistake, Rob Carpenter)

1. Quarters for Thought
2. Love Overdose


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Perfect Mistake. Creativity, Originality and Passion summed up.

Throughout the past 3 years, The Perfect Mistake has established itself as a mainstay in the New York rock scene, catching the ears of non-believers with their high energy live show and their ultra catchy sound resembling that of Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. The Perfect Mistake has shared the stage with artists signed to Virgin, Drive-Thru, Victory and Tooth and Nail records among others. Now, with a new EP to be released May 2006 and with an uncompromised DIY ethic, The Perfect Mistake are set to make some noise.

The Perfect Mistake began in Spring '03 when Irving Safdieh and Joe Vaknen met in high school. That May, two months after debuting an original song at a school talent show together, Irv and Joe picked up Morris Betesh and Billy Mizrahi and hit the studio to record their first demo and The Perfect Mistake was born.

By that Summer, with an average band age of 13 and a half and no resources for promotion but the word of mouth, The Perfect Mistake exploded from nowhere, selling over 1,000 copies and proving to be a force to be reckoned with, giving a new face to the lifeless scene that was Brooklyn, New York.

That following Winter, TPM hit the studio once more to record their full length EP titled "In Flames". "In Flames" showcased the band's musical strengths, that which they are still known for today --- clever songwriting, contagious guitar hooks and overall solid, catchy rock songs.

In December '04, The Perfect Mistake was featured on the front page of Pure Volume which in turn, gave them the exposure needed to let the world know what they were missing. During that time, The Perfect Mistake held the positions of #1 overall artist, #1 unsigned artist and the #1, #4 and #6 songs throughout the whole Pure Volume community.

In March '06, TPM hit the studio once more, this time with producer Mike Watts (The Fold, The Almost, As Cities Burn, Hopesfall) to record their newest release, "A Step in the Right Direction". The new EP highlights all in which TPM have been praised for in the past while adding the perks gained from a few years of experience and just plain old growing up.

Presently, The Perfect Mistake are recording a new full length album to be released June 2008

The Perfect Mistake is a story about four boys coming together to pioneer a scene that, beforehand, did not exist in Brooklyn. Currently, the story's in the making...