The Year After

The Year After


The Year After is a radio-anthem rock band from Chicago performing throughout the midwest in support of their newest release The Way To Get Around It.


“The Year After has all the elements in place: a killer live show, relentless work ethic, and phenomenal songwriting.”
-Shawn Murphy, Director of Membership, ASCAP

"Heartfelt lyrics accompanied by powerful guitar melodies that will make you want to replay their album for days on end."
-Mary Deletioglu, Program Director, Depaul University Radio

"This Chicago band has a full, mile-wide guitar sound and embraces the kind of urgently ecstatic vocals that Bono made a rock-radio staple."
-Karen Darcy, The Isthmus, Madison, WI

"A band on the verge of huge success."
Chris Payne, Q101 (WKQX)

The Year After is a radio-anthem rock band from Chicago that is selling out venues in their hometown in support of their latest release "The Way To Get Around It." Described as mixing the huge choruses of artists like Our Lady Peace and Third Eye Blind with the epic balladry of Coldplay, The Year After is a band that has an inescapable charisma and a timeless, far-reaching appeal.

Several tracks from “The Way To Get Around It” are breaking through to national audiences. Four songs were recently featured on the MTV television shows "Engaged and Underage" and "Band In A Bubble" and other songs have been licensed for videos on, reaching over 750,000 viewers. The band was featured on MTVu, reaching college campuses across the country, and the songs "Bullets To The Floor" and "Everything Is Against Us" have been spun on several major Chicago radio stations including Pure Rock 89.1 (WONC) and flagship alternative rock station Q101 (WKQX).

In addition to MTV soundtracks and rotation on Chicago radio, The Year After has performed showcases for ASCAP and MOBfest and has opened for national acts at the Double Door and House of Blues. Recently, the band was interviewed by Moda Fashion Gazette, was profiled in the MTVu newsletter "The Procrastinator," and was nominated by MTVu as one of the top 15 best college bands in the country.

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Everything Is Against Us

Written By: The Year After

This is not where we stop. There is more worth fighting for. Take a breath and leave the rest up to me. Let it be. Is it wrong that all along, we've been afraid? Can we take a step away from this mess that we've made?

I don't want to find out that you've been talking about it. I don't want to come down to find it's over. And I don't want to say "when" but everything is against us. I don't want to come down to find it's over.

What you share has come to wear on every nerve. 'Cause every word that you say just complains of this mess that we've made.

Do you want to live? Do you want to be that different? Do you want to live? Well, I'm not so sure about us. This goes on and on.


The Way to Get Around It (2006)
At Risk of Shipwreck (2005)

Set List

All original set ranging 40-65 min.