Every Avenue

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Every Avenue
Every Avenue.jpg
Every Avenue in 2010
Background information
Origin Marysville, Michigan
Genres Pop punk, power pop, alternative rock
Years active 2003–2012 (hiatus)
Labels Fearless Records
Website myspace.com/everyavenue
Members David Ryan Strauchman
Joshua Withenshaw
Jimmie Deeghan
Matt Black
Dennis Wilson
Past members Cameron Grestiner
Jason Letkiewicz
Michael Govaere

Every Avenue was an American pop punk band from Marysville, Michigan, formed in 2003. The band consists of David Ryan Strauchman (vocals and piano), Joshua Randall Withenshaw (lead guitar), Jimmie Deeghan (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Matt Black (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Dennis Wilson (drums and percussion). The band is signed to Fearless Records and released their debut album, Shh. Just Go With It in 2008. It was followed-up by their second album, Picture Perfect, in 2009, which reached No. 136 on Billboard 200. In 2011, the band's latest and third album album titled Bad Habits was released, and it peaked at No. 63 on Billboard 200, being the band's highest chart position. Every Avenue has toured with bands such as Mayday Parade, All Time Low, The Maine and Boys Like Girls, and have appeared on the Vans Warped Tour.

History[edit]

Formation and early years (2003-2008)[edit]

Every Avenue formed in Marysville, Michigan in 2003.[1] Early on, they changed lead singers and the former lead singer James Beesley later became the group's tour manager.[2]

They self-released two EPs in 2004 and 2006 before signing to Fearless Records in 2007 and releasing an EP in the summer of that year. Just before signing, guitarist Jason Letkiewicz left the band when he got a film making scholarship. Jimmie Deeghan replaced him and quickly became a principal songwriter.

Shh. Just Go With It (2008)[edit]

In February 2008, their first full-length album, Shh. Just Go With It, was released and hit No. 27 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart.[3] They then began touring nationally with bands such as Hit the Lights, Farewell, Mayday Parade, All Time Low, and The Maine. They also appeared on the Vans Warped Tour in 2008.

"Where Were You?" not only received play on Yahoo! Radio and AOL Radio, but was also featured on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet and received more than 150,000 downloads on Mark Hoppus' "Hi My Name Is Mark" blog on iTunes.

"One More Song" was featured on MTV's The Real World: Hollywood (in the episode "Mexi-Loco"),[1] as well as on MTV's The Island. Their video for their song "Think of You Later (Empty Room)" was released in November 2008.

Picture Perfect (2009 -2010)[edit]

On April 11, 2009, it was announced that the band is in the studio recording their second album with producer Mitch Allan as well as Mike Green.[4] A few days later on April 14, Govaere announced he would be leaving the band to move forward with his recording studio, Downbeat Studio.[5]

The band's second album, Picture Perfect, was released November 3, 2009 on Fearless Records. The first single from Picture Perfect, "Tell Me I'm a Wreck", was uploaded to the Every Avenue MySpace page on October 9, 2009. It was also made available to download on the iTunes Store and for free listening on Spotify. Its music video released online on August 12, 2009. The song "Picture Perfect" was featured in a montage during CBS's coverage of the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game on April 6, 2010. The group also appeared on the Alternative Press tour in 2010.

Every Avenue was featured on Punk Goes Classic Rock (the 9th installment to the Punk Goes... series) doing their rendition of the Eddie Money song "Take Me Home Tonight" featuring Juliet Simms from Automatic Loveletter. The album was released on April 27, 2010.

UK Tours[edit]

Every Avenue made their first trip to the UK in January 2009, being the opening support for Boys Like Girls – alongside Metro Station. During the summer, the band toured with Philadelphia's Valencia.[6] In January 2012, it was announced that they would be returning to the UK the co-headline with We Are the In Crowd on their UK tour in April, alongside The Summer Set. It was later announced a few weeks before tour was due to start that Every Avenue would not be on this tour due to an illness.

Bad Habits (2011)[edit]

On March 23, the band tweeted that they had officially entered their studio in order to record their third full-length album and on April 29 officially announced its completion. The band's third full length album, Bad Habits, was released in summer 2011. On June 3, 2011, the band announced that Bad Habits would be released on August 2 through Fearless Records. The first single set to spawned from Bad Habits is 'Whatever Happened to You' which was released via Every Avenue's Facebook page on the 20th of June 2011.[7]

The band appeared on the 2011 Warped Tour and toured as a supporting act for Yellowcard with labelmate Go Radio in the fall of 2011.

Last Call Tour & Hiatus[edit]

On October 24th, 2012, Every Avenue announced that its upcoming tour will be their last. Frontman David Strauchman said, "As we have always said, this is see you later. We’re not into goodbyes. We are not breaking up and are not on bad terms. We have all reached a new chapter in our lives and we are excited about exploring new possibilities.[8]"

Members[edit]

  • David Ryan Strauchman – vocals, piano
  • Joshua Randall Withenshaw – guitar
  • Jimmie Deeghan – guitar, back vocals
  • Matt Black – bass guitar, back vocals
  • Dennis Wilson – drums, percussion

Former members[edit]

  • Jason Letkiewicz – vocals / guitar
  • Cameron Grenstiner – bass
  • Michael Govaere – drums

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
200 HEAT IND
2008 Shh. Just Go with It
  • Released February 19, 2008
- 27 -
2009 Picture Perfect
  • Released November 3, 2009
136 2 20
2011 Bad Habits
  • Released August 2, 2011
63 - 8

EPs[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
200 HEAT IND
2004 Every Avenue EP
  • Released 2004
- - -
2006 This Is Why We Don't Have Nice Things
  • Released March 14, 2006
- - -
2007 Ah!
  • Released August 14, 2007
- - -

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
200 HEAT IND
2007 Every Avenue
  • Released October 17, 2007
- - -

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