Growing up in Chicago, I was able to find and listen to some great bands in our huge punk/rock/pop scene. Included were bands like The Academy Is.. and Fall Out Boy that every knows, but there are so many more bands that are working hard, one in particular being Treaty of Paris.
The band has been together since 2005 and have been doing their thing since. That thing includes touring with bands like Yellowcard and Jack's Mannequin, releasing to national success their debut full length album "Sweet Dreams, Sucker" and just coming off the recording of their latest EP 'Currents'.
Listening to the new EP, it's a little different from what I listened to on 'Sweet Dreams, Sucker' but not necessarily in a bad way. The band's sound has definitely matured over these last two years and they are putting a solid EP out that has both sunny rock edges with songs like 'The Aftermath and a more acoustic punk side with 'Colleen'. In between these two tracks, the songs provide a bit more of a softer rock edge where their passion comes out in more ballad like rock tunes. I'm excited to see how they incorporate these new songs into their set, and luckily Chicago people will have the chance to see how very soon.
They'll be playing their EP release show at the famous Metro in Chicago on January 9th. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and The Insecurities, Last Fast Action and AM Taxi will be warming up the crowd for them. Tickets are available for just $10 dollars prior to the show and just $13 at the door. The set should be wild and hopefully it will be able to go across the country soon enough.
If that's not enough to sell you, I have three huge reasons that you should go! The use of the tambourine by Mike Chorvat, the lead singer is pretty awesome, hilarious tour blogs that they put together and their huge hometown spirit!
Let me know how the set goes and your favorite new songs!
You can find more of the boys here at their myspace.