Consider the Thief
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|Consider The Thief|
|Origin||Sacramento, California, United States|
Post-Hardcore (Earlier material)
Experimental Rock (later material)
|Years active||2007–2009, 2012-present|
|Associated acts||Dance Gavin Dance, Mozart Season, From Indian Lakes|
Early beginnings and Soldiers and Saints (2007–2008)
Consider the Thief was formed when members of local Sacramento act Heartshed started a new group with ex-Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Sean O'Sullivan, whose writing credits include Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean and Downtown Battle Mountain.
Signs and Wonders (2009)
According to the bands' blog, the recording process for Signs and Wonders began in November 2008. According to guitarist Sean O'Sullivan, "[they] decided [they] wanted to take a leap of faith and write songs that didn’t rely on what had become a crutch for [them]: screaming and busy guitar/drum work".
The record, which came out on June 16, 2009 leaked on various sites on June 12, 2009, and is currently available for digital download via digital retailers such as Amazon.
The band announced their break-up in August 2009 with a final show in September. Guitarist Sean O'Sullivan went on to play for Early States for a brief period and drummer Luke Allen joined Equal Vision Records band Mozart Season. Dryw Owens runs a studio in Sacramento, California called Real Sound Studios. In 2010, Dance Gavin Dance announced that Sean O'Sullivan would be joining the rest of the members to perform a reunion show of the original line up at the Sactown Awards, but would not be returning to the band or recording on future releases.
Back From the Grave (2012-present)
As of August 3, 2012, Consider the Thief was rumored to be staging a reunion along with new material. It wasn't until November 'till the band released an official statement from their Facebook:
"It's been more than three years since we announced our hiatus - a lot has happened since then. A few of us got married, moved, changed jobs, got dogs, etc. Life is good, but it's time for us to make a new album."
Sean O'Sullivan went on to reveal that Consider the Thief is indeed making new music, and much like previous releases, will be self-released and engineered in Dryw's studio. With bassist, Zack Walkingstick, having moved to Seattle with his wife, and drummer, Luke Allen, pursuing other life goals, Joey Vannucchi of the band From Indian Lakes will be joining the band as a drummer and will do "other things" as well on the future release.
- Dryw Owens – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keys, programming
- Sean O'Sullivan – guitars
- Jordan Wells – vocals, guitar, accordion, organ
- Joey Vannucchi - drums
- 2009: Signs and Wonders
- 2008: Soldiers and Saints EP