A spawn from the fertile Chicago pop-punk picture from the 2000s, the piano-laced quintet Oct Fall came jointly in the summertime of 2003. Kindred spirits Pat D’Andrea (vocals/electric guitar) and Clark Harrison (electric guitar) had been the group’s preliminary members, jamming jointly beneath the name Sterling silver Lining. In a short time the duo acquired adopted the Oct Fall moniker and added all of those other band’s roster: drummer Nick Scalise, pianist Owen Toomey, and bassist Greg Shanahan. As gigs around city began drawing increasing numbers of people, the group undoubtedly turned the top of Chicago indigenous Pete Wentz (FALLOUT Boy) and was shortly agreed upon to his label, Decaydance (an imprint of Fueled by Ramen). First touring around as openers for Ashlee Simpson, Oct Fall began documenting their full-length debut in the summertime of 2005. That wintertime was allocated to dates using the Click Five before A Period in Hell — entitled such as for example homage towards the film Eddie as well as the Cruisers, that was a youth beloved of D’Andrea — premiered in Feb 2006. Back on the highway with bands just like the Veronicas and FALLOUT Boy, the people continuing to tour through the springtime, though Toomey acquired left the music group by early summer months.