The Alternate Routes
|The Alternate Routes|
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, United States
|Past members||Chip Johnson
As of the spring of 2013, The Alternate Routes are touring and working on a new album to follow up Lately.
In 2005, the band recorded their debut album, Good and Reckless and True, with producer Jay Joyce in Nashville, TN. The next few years were spent touring and honing their live sound.
In 2007, the band re-released Good and Reckless and True on Vanguard, and released a limited-edition acoustic album. This album, available only at shows, was affectionately titled The Brooklawn Sessions, referring to the house where Tim and then bass player Chip Johnson lived and recorded the album. On April 10, 2007, the Alternate Routes performed their single "Time is a Runaway" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
In 2008, the band recorded their follow-up LP, Sucker's Dream, again with Jay Joyce in Nashville. While waiting for its release in February 2009, the band recorded a five song EP, The Watershed EP, at Tarquin Studios with producer Peter Katis in their hometown of Bridgeport.
In 2010, longtime band member Chip Johnson left the band to pursue his home studio, Alpine Red.
The Alternate Routes parted ways with Vanguard Records in 2010 and shortly headed back to Nashville to begin work on their third studio album, Lately. Lately was produced by Teddy Morgan at Barrio East in Nashville over the course of 6 weeks. The album features drummer Richard Medek and multi-instrumentalist Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket.
In the summer of 2011, the Alternate Routes toured with co-headliners Scattered Trees. The tour introduced the band's new four-piece lineup featuring drummer Richard Medek and longtime guitarist turned bassist Mike Sembos (also of The Backyard Committee).
- Tim Warren - lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
- Eric Donnelly - electric guitars, backing vocals
- Mike Sembos - bass, backing vocals, electric guitars
- Richard Medek - drums
- Chip Johnson - bass, keys, backing vocals, drums (2003–2010)
- Stephen Chopek - drums (2005–2007)
- Kurt Leon - drums (late 2007–summer 2008)
- David Grant - drums (late 2008)
- Mike Stavitz - drums (2008–2010)
- This is When EP (2003)
- Over Your Shoulder EP (2004)
- Good and Reckless and True (2005)
- Good and Reckless and True (2007, re-released on Vanguard Records)
- The Watershed EP (2008)
- Sucker's Dream (2009)
- Live... in Seattle (2010)
- Lately (2010)
- "Time Is A Runaway" (2007)
- "The Future's Nothing New" (2009)
- "Ain't No Secret" (2009)
- "Carry Me Home" (2011)