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The Dear & Departed

Playing guitar-driven pop-punk with solid melodies and an elegant goth undertow, the Dear & Departed are five teenagers from California who need not struggle to appear to be hipsters from overseas — all of the band’s members had been born beyond your USA. Vocalist Dan Under and guitarist Darren Parkinson hail from Britain, drummer Joel Bourne was created in Australia, guitarist Simon O’Gorman originates from close by New Zealand, and bassist David Williams is really a Welsh indigenous. After assembling in Southern California, the Dear & Departed lost little time producing an impression, earning influential friends within the rings AFI and Avenged Sevenfold, both of whom got the music group on the highway as an starting act. The hype on the group resulted in a contract using the self-employed label Science Records, who place the group in to the studio room with maker Chris Vrenna in past due 2006 (Jade Puget of AFI also contributed to production information). The effect, the recording Something Quite Peculiar, premiered in-may 2007, with time for the music group to aid its discharge with an area on that summer’s Van’s Warped Tour.

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