Envy on the Coast

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Envy on the Coast
Origin Long Island, New York
Genres Post-hardcore
Alternative rock
Emo
Years active 2004–2010[1]
Labels Photo Finish Records
Associated acts Anthony Green
Taking Back Sunday
Past members Ryan Hunter (Vocals, Guitar, Drums)
Sal Bossio (Guitar, Keys, Vocals)
Jeremy Velardi (Bass)
Brian Byrne (Guitar, Vocals)
Dan Gluszak (Drums)

Envy on the Coast was a post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York.[2] They released their second album Lowcountry in March 2010.

History[edit]

Envy on the Coast was made up of former members of three now-defunct Long Island bands, the pop-punk bands 3 Minute Warning and Kingston12, and the post-hardcore band Guilt Like Gravity, formerly known as The Prizefighter. The band was known previously as "Writ in Water" and "New Atlantic" and had a different drummer, Alex Schatz, who left the band for college. Dan Gluszak (formerly of Guilt like Gravity) then joined. The band recorded a 5 song EP with producer Bryan Russell which was officially released September 19 through Photo Finish Records. The band is being managed by Straylight Run's Will Noon, and were featured in April's issue of Alternative Press.[citation needed]

The band's first full length CD, Lucy Gray, was released in August 2007, the artwork done by dredg bassist, Drew Roulette. FYE was reported by the band in a radio interview to have labeled the CD by "Easy on the Coast." The song title "I'm Breathing...Are You Breathing Too?" is taken from a line of Robert Bolt's novel A Man For All Seasons. The song title "...Because All Suffering Is Sweet to Me" is taken from the last words of Saint Thérèse. The CD title itself is from the poem "Lucy Gray" by William Wordsworth. Envy on the Coast has released two music videos from the CD for the songs "Sugar Skulls" and "Mirrors." "Mirrors" was shot in Paris, France.

In 2006, they supported Thirty Seconds to Mars on their Welcome to the Universe Tour. In the Spring of 2007, Envy took part in the first Alternative Press tour. In the summer of 2007 the band did a month-long stint on the Vans Warped Tour. In September 2007 the band toured with The Receiving End of Sirens and Emanuel with rotating guest openers Bela Kiss and Hopesfall.

The band was featured in a Kerrang! Magazine article "Your 10 New Favourite Bands" in July 2007.

In September and October 2007, the band supported Madina Lake, with Halifax and My American Heart on their tour in the United Kingdom.

In November, Envy on the Coast had to cancel the tour with From First to Last and several college dates after lead singer Ryan Hunter's vocal problems worsened so that he could have time for treatment. However, instead of canceling their hometown show on Long Island, Envy on The Coast took the stage without Ryan and had the audience sing their set for them. The band quickly resumed touring once Ryan was better with a 5-date holiday tour at the end of December 2007 with Anthony Green.

In January and February 2008 Envy on the Coast were part of the first Pac Sun Tour with The Audition, Danger Radio, and Another Day Late. In February 2008, the band headed to Australia to play the Soundwave Festival and played club shows in Sydney and Melbourne with Saosin and headliner Thursday. On May 2, Envy on the Coast supported one of the last shows of The Receiving End Of Sirens. In spring/summer of 2008 Envy on the Coast toured in support of The Almost along with Emery and Army of Me. The band played at the Give It A Name festival in England in May. Envy on the Coast toured with Underoath in September 2008 along with Oh, Sleeper.

They supported Taking Back Sunday's holiday tour in December as well as headlining four holiday shows of their own in the New York area.

Released in January 2009, a photography book covering a single band, Southern Comfort, authored and published by Emily Driskill, a Gold Record winning photographer, illustrates tour life with Envy on the Coast.

Envy on the Coast announced on their myspace.com profile in February 2009 that they parted ways with their drummer Dan Gluszak. Dan Gluszak also posted a blog.

The band joined Taking Back Sunday and Anberlin in a full North American tour Spring 2009.[3]

In June 2009, Ryan and Brian from Envy on the Coast did a video interview with Indie Star TV [1] where they stated that the full-length album has been pushed back to 2010 and that no guest vocals including Corey Taylor will appear on the record.

Since the band parted ways with their former drummer, they have toured with multiple drummers and have stated in interviews that they've enjoyed sharing the stage with different people and will continue to do so. However for their second LP, Lowcountry, the band suited vocalist Ryan Hunter as their studio drummer.

In March 2010, Lowcountry was posted on the band's Myspace profile in its entirety, excluding the four bonus songs which are included in the digital pre-order. Justin Beck (Glassjaw) designed the cover art for Lowcountry. They toured with The Fall of Troy to promote Lowcountry across North America.

On April 27, 2010, the band was featured on the Punk Goes Classic Rock album covering Bob Dylan's song (as covered by Jimi Hendrix) All Along the Watchtower.

On July 12, 2010, the band announced via their Facebook page that they will no longer be playing together. Bossio and Velardi stated that they were no longer happy being a part of the band and left. Hunter and Byrne decided to move forward, rather than find musicians to replace Bossio and Velardi.

Ryan and Brian, together with Michael Sadis and Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), formed a band called 'North Korea'. The band has released two EPs: Basement Tapes Vol. 1 and Basement Tapes Vol. 2. In October 2012, Brian left the band. The rest of the members, now known simply as NK, released their first LP "Nothing To Be Gained Here" in May 2013.[4] In August 2012, Ryan also started his solo project "Quiett Dog" and he released an EP called Rough Drafts.

Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Ryan Hunter - lead vocals, guitar
  • Salvatore Bossio - guitar, keyboard, vocals
  • Brian Byrne - guitar, vocals
  • Jeremy Velardi - bass guitar
  • Dan Gluszak - drums (2004–2009)

Live Drummers[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Album US Billboard Peak
August 7, 2007 Lucy Gray 11 Heatseekers[5]
March 30, 2010 Lowcountry 5 Heatseekers

EP's[edit]

Release Date EP US Billboard Peak
November 7, 2006 Envy on the Coast (EP)

References[edit]

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