Punk-pop combo Military of Freshmen shaped in Ventura, CA, in past due 1997 — vocalist Chris Jay, a recently available NJ transplant with some 500 finished tunes to his credit, assembled the music group after conference guitarist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Kai Dodson, keyboardists Owen Bucey and Dan Clark, and drummer Mike Milligan at regional open-mike showcases. A relentless touring routine earned the music group a devout regional pursuing, and in middle-2001 Military of Freshmen authorized using the indie label Blue Hands to concern their self-titled debut LP. With reduced advertising, the record offered more than 10,000 copies and gained a Japanese distributor, leading to Military of Freshmen’s discovery appearance in the 2003 release of japan music event Summersonic alongside Radiohead as well as the Strokes. AOF resurfaced in 2004 with Beg, Borrow, Take, released via 33rd Road — a stint within the Warped Tour adopted, as do the band’s 1st U.K. times. The third Military of Freshmen recording, Beneath the Radar, strike retail in the summertime of 2006.