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The Year After

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"Beet CD Review"

Chicago's The Year After will be playing at The Rock Box on June 15th. So, who are these guys and what have they been up to? Well, the group got started in the Windy City and released their first EP At the Risk of Shipwreck in 2005.

Late last year they followed it up with their first full length disc, The Way To Get Around It. For many bands that might be the culmination of a dream and the end of the story. It's not so with The Year After. For them it was just the starting point. From there they begin playing sold out shows all over Chicago. They opened for national acts at such legendary venues as The House of Blues and Double Door.

If that weren't enough, these guys have been nominated as finalist in MTVu and Epic Record's Best Music On Campus competition. This means they were selected from over 600 national contestants. As one might guess, that means they are good. Listening to their CD it's obvious they live up to that assumption. It also seems obvious that their style of music comes alive in a concert environment. So, you won't be the first to discover the magic that is The Year After. Don't let that hold you back, though. These guys rock and are sure to put on a great show. It might be one of the last chances to see them in a small venue like this because they are rising stars. Don't find yourself telling people a year from now, "I had the chance to see those guys, but didn't make it." Just head down to the show and when The Year After are huge you can tell your friends you saw them at a small club before they hit the arena circuit.
- Gary Hill


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



“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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