A Thorn For Every Heart
Kelvin Cruz - Vocals
Jeff Harber - Vocals, Guitars
Phil Nguyen - Guitar, Vocals
Justin Powell - Bass
The A THORN FOR EVERY HEART track sheet reads like a band well beyond their one year together. The Chino Hills group of "old friends" came out of the gate in late 2003 with a self recorded 7 track EP, "Silence Is Golden" and a blistering live set they rocked locally. ATFEH's EP immediately satiated the internet underground where MP3's circulated fast and furious. The band burned a trail across the country touring to Asbury Skate and Surf as well as performing select Warped dates where they shared the Smartpunk stage with The Bled, Saosin and Underoath. "Silence is Golden" quickly sold out via chatter, touring and internet distribution.
Start up label KICKBALL dedicated themselves to ATFEH from the first MP3 demo. The tour driven label is excited to release ATFEH's debut full length, "Things Aren't So Beautiful Now" on 10/19/04. The band recorded the album in summer 2004 with Producer Shawn Sullivan (Bleeding Through, Reel Big Fish) at his studio, World Class Audio in Anaheim, CA. The album highlights innate songwriting skill, solid musical chemistry and a united vision in sound. It embodies elements of ATFEH's favorite hardcore, emo and punk bands but at the end of the day, it just fuckin' rocks. Big drums, double riffage and passionate dual vocals, at times encompassing violin and piano, this record keeps it together with a keen sense for structure. Well, that and knowing the importance of a chorus you want to shout-at-the-top-of-your lungs to.
The band intends to tour forever, stay home never and talk to as many strangers as possible.