The tight and polished sound of Lake Havasu, AZ’s Blackmarket could be related to a partnership that began once the users first began playing collectively within their middle-school years. Daryl Lamont (vocals, acoustic guitar), Langdon Chieffo (drums), Mikey Emerson (bass), and Jason Brindis (acoustic guitar, keyboards), who 1st drew inspiration from your Beatles, Elliott Smith, and David Bowie, experienced their first main success not in the us, however in Japan. The group released both an EP along with a full-length record for the FMAC/Tough Trade Japan label and performed a sold-out Tokyo display in 2007, resulting in an invitation for Blackmarket to execute on the FujiRock Celebration in July 2008. Their initial stateside discharge, the self-titled EP Blackmarket, was documented by using Sean Slade and Matthew Ellard. It had been released in 2008 on No Workplace Records.