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    The Academy Is...

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    Genre:Pop, Punk, Indie, Alternative, Rock
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    2Automatic Eyes - Suave Suarez Remix lyrics
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    10Rumored Nights lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    The Academy [2004]
    Fast Times at Barrington High [2008]
    From The Carpet [2006]
    Lost In Pacific Time - The AP/EP [2009]
    Santi [2007]
    Almost Here [2005]


    Frontman William Beckett and guitarist Mike Carden grew up in rivaling bands in the local Chicago music scene. Beckett eventually ended his short-lived solo project Remember Maine, wanting to take music more seriously and looking for someone who shared his passion. When Carden's band broke up, the two gradually found themselves talking more and more, engulfed in deep conversations about music. After realizing they were very much alike, they decided to try their hand at writing songs together and The Academy was born.

    Since Beckett and Carden first came together in 2002, the band has paved their way with lightning speed. After adding Adam Siska on bass, Adrian LaTrace Jr as a second guitarist and drummer Mike DelPrincipe, the full band headed into the studio and recorded their self-titled debut EP, The Academy (2004), for the Chicago-based label LLR Recordings, who had previously released Remember Maine's debut album The Last Place You Look in 2002. Peter Wentz from Fall Out Boy heard it and was so impressed that he convinced his label, Fueled by Ramen, to fly out and see them. The label immediately signed the band. Contrary to popular belief and what has been said in the press, a good portion of the music written on the album has actually been done by LaTrace as he was the lead guitarist and Carden was the rhythm guitarist at the time.

    In 2004 the band headed to Florida to record their Fueled by Ramen debut Almost Here. After recording and a summer tour, the band underwent a lineup change. Tom Conrad, formerly of Chicago local band 5o4plan, replaced LaTrace as their second guitarist/backing vocalist and Andy "The Butcher" Mrotek replaced DelPrincipe as their drummer. They hit the road hard, touring with Fall Out Boy, Something Corporate, Midtown, Matchbook Romance, Motion City Soundtrack and Armor For Sleep.

    The album was released on February 8, 2005, and that summer the band embarked on their first headlining tour.

    Members of The Academy Is.. recently did a cameo appearance in Fall Out Boy's latest video for their single "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me"", as vampire enemies along side members of the bands Panic! At The Disco and Gym Class Heroes. William Beckett and Mike Carden played vampire dandies, and Beckett was their leader.

    Recently, they finished up a head-lining tour alongside of Hellogoodbye, Acceptance and Panic! at the Disco. The Academy Is.. recently announced that they will be playing on Warped Tour for the summer of 2006 at all venues.

    It has been announced that Butch Walker will be producing their sophomore album.

    They are also currently working on their next video for their song, The Phrase that Pays.

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