The Return
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The Return

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Revolution of the Mind (2001) - full length - self released.

Build Me a Reason (2003) - full length - Missing Words Records.

The Return (2004) - 4 song EP - self released.

Danger Danger Silent Stranger (2005) - full length - Missing Words Records / MashDown Babylon Records


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This is not just a band. The Return, comprised of Derek Jennings (vocals/guitar), Andrew Gavigan (bass/vocals) and Justin Dempsey (drums/percussion), formed in the winter of the new millennium, focusing influences and styles such as reggae, post-punk and rock. A strong D.I.Y. ethic has put The Return on the road at least at least twice a year for the past four years with self-financed and self-promoted tours across the United States and have recently returned from a European tour with the Rx Bandits.

In 2002, The Return signed with independent record label Missing Words Records and in early 2003 they released the debut full-length Build Me a Reason. The album was recorded over a period of four days with producer Christopher Fudurich (Nada Surf, Ozma, Rx Bandits) and turned out to be a brilliant mix of melody, structure and improvisation. The March 8th release of the album was followed by a national tour.

The Return went back into the studio in early 2004 to record a new four song demo with producer and musician Matthew Embree (Rx Bandits). The new songs were a definite move into a more mature direction. A couple tours across the country and back showed a positive reaction to the new material. They then went back into the studio, again with Embree, to record their latest and more impressive album to date, Danger Danger Silent Stranger. The album was co-released by Missing Words Records and MashDown Babylon Records in March of 2005 and has since shed new light on an otherwise bleak music industry.