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Behind Our Calm Demeanors EP (2005)
Sweet Dreams, Sucker (2007)

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Guitarist Daniel Arnold Wade met drummer Chris Luis Insidoso in gym class in their senior year of high school. Together the two began to record jazz beats on cassette for their classmates. The tapes became such a success that the Principal asked to play their songs during passing periods. They soon found bookings at local bowling alleys and movie theaters. On April 14, 2001 they met singer Mike Chorvat, then employed at a local hoagie deli, and the band Empyrean was formed. Mike's vocals brought in a larger fan base, and the newly formed band created their first compact disc Couch Jumping.

Soon after, bassist Brandon Capetillo (who was dating Mike's sister at the time), drummer Scott Hoeft, and guitarist Phil Kosch (who had previously played in local Chicago pop punk band Saraphine), joined the corps, and the group adopted the name Treaty of Paris in 2004. The name had originally been conceived on the spot before a show the band had booked, but they decided to keep it because of Chris' fascination with historical documents. Hoeft would later leave the group and was replaced by Chris Insidoso from Empyrean. Their first release was the 2005 EP Behind Our Calm Demeanors; tracks from Behind Our Calm Demeanors received significant airplay in Chicago, and the EP sold well locally. The group toured the US extensively over the next two years.

Teaming up with Andrew McMahon of the bands Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin, the group recorded their full-length debut, Sweet Dreams, Sucker, in Burbank, California, which was released on McMahon's label on September 25, 2007. Soon after the release of Sweet Dreams, Sucker, lead guitarist Daniel Arnold Wade separated his collar bone in a kayaking accident and was forced to sit aside for three months as the band played Christmas and Hanukkah shows for orphans. After several months of rehabbing and writing lyrics, Dan was welcomed back to the band in time to join the for the famous annual President's Day show.

In the spring of 2008, bassist Brandon Capetillo notified the band and its fans that he would be leaving in pursuit of Epicurean interests and was replaced by Nick Fonzi on bass guitar.

The band most recently toured with Yellowcard and with acts such as Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance at the Bamboozle festival in spring 2008. Treaty just finished performing on the Vans Warped Tour between June 20 and June 29, 2008 before returning to play the Stained Glass Palace in early July.