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The band Endeverafter was birthed two years ago in Sacramento, CA, where front man and lead guitarist Michael Grant, rhythm guitarist Kristan Mallory, bassist Tommi Andrews, and former drummer Austin Sinclaire decided that they wanted to go down in music history. However, the magic happened long before that, as Michael Grant explains, "I've been friends with Kristan for five years, with Tommi for three years, and [current drummer] Eric Humbert is one of my best friends." Yet friendship is only part of the foundation that these band mates share. Perhaps learning a lesson from past legends, Endeverafter stands by similar musical fronts, "Our influences are in the deeper 60s, 70s hard rock,"
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The genesis of the group starts with Endever, Grant's old band. Kristan Mallory started out as a journalist and fan but soon jumped on board as the original bassist (he's since switched to guitar). Tommi Andrews came on a few months later, along with a temporary drummer.
A few shows later, the group had already caught the attention of a certain ubiquitous member of Fall Out Boy. Soon enough, Pete Wentz was championing EndeverafteR and expressing interest in signing the group to his own label; he invited the guys to open for FOB during a Sacramento tour date.
An EndeverafteR live show is quite a sight. You'll notice things you haven't seen at rock show in a long time: a bunch of long-haired, open-shirt rock gods struttin' around, putting on an actual show. It's theatrical, energetic, cocky and while there's no pyro yet, it's on its way.
To capture this live energy, the band recruited American Hi-Fi frontman Stacy Jones as a producer, in collaboration with Bill Lefler. Grant says, "Stacy was so enthusiastic; he did his homework on us. A guy excited by the music is going to do a better job."
EndeverafteR has already captured the public's eye; a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the "Baby 3X" video was #1 on YouTube with nearly 500,000 views in one day.
So see them live. And stop by the tour bus afterwards.