|Origin||San Diego, California|
|Labels||Kung Fu Records
|Associated acts||Isles & Glaciers, Chiodos, Drugs, Pierce the Veil, Unfeigned, Endless Hallway|
|Past members||Matty O'Connell
Underminded is a hardcore band from San Diego, California. The band is currently taking a break as its members concentrate on side projects. Frontman Nick Martin was in Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows and drummer Tanner Wayne was most recently drumming for Chiodos.
Band members Nick Martin and Matt Johnson met while classmates at a Catholic school, and formed the band together in 1999. They were encouraged to tour by Buck-O-Nine singer Jon Pebsworth very early in their career. Their debut full-length, Hail Unamerican, appeared in 2004. Following the release of the album, the band played the entire 2004 Warped Tour. A follow-up full length, Eleven Eleven, was planned for release in 2006 but was actually issued in 2007. Paul Miner produced the album. The group toured with Chiodos, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Emery, and The Devil Wears Prada following the release of the album.
Lead singer Nick Martin was part of the live back banding for Chiodos lead singer Craig Owens, as well as a part of the super-group Isles & Glaciers and he played guitar in the defunct Cinematic Sunrise. He did two guest spots for Chiodos last record, as well as toured with them for the Vans Warped Tour 2009. He was the first of two guitarists announced for Craig Owens' new band. The name of Owens' band is D.R.U.G.S.
- Nick Martin - lead vocals, guitars (since 1999)
- Matt "Yabbs" Johnson - guitars, backing vocals (since 1999)
- Brandon Caldwell - bass guitar, backing vocals (since 2000)
- Tanner Wayne - drums, percussion (since 2006)
- Matty O' Connell - guitar (Currently plays in Unfeigned)
- Christopher Swinney – bass (Later played in The Ataris)
- Wade Youman - drums (Previously played in Unwritten Law)
- Chris Copley - bass guitar
- Joe Mullen - drums (Currently plays in Endless Hallway)
- Richie Ochoa - guitar
- Mike Fuentes - drums (currently plays in Pierce the Veil)
- The Task of the Modern Educator EP (2003)
- Hail Unamerican! (Kung Fu Records, 2004)
- Eleven:Eleven (Uprising Records, 2007)
- Eduardo Rivadavia, Underminded at Allmusic
- Underminded Minded Life's Lessons. Press Enterprise, July 27, 2007.
- Review of Hail Unamerican. Punktastic. Accessed September 29, 2008.
- Review of Hail Unamerican. Allmusic
- Underminded. San Diego Reader, December 9, 2004.
- Interview. Stylin Zine, May 28, 2006. Accessed September 29, 2008.
- Review of Eleven Eleven. Redefine Magazine. Accessed September 29, 2008.
- Review of Eleven Eleven. Allmusic
- Review of Eleven Eleven. Decoy Music, July 27, 2007.
- Underminded Looking to Play. Deseret News, October 19, 2007.
- Further reading