Enemy You

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Enemy You
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresPunk rock, pop punk, melodic hardcore
Years active1997–2007
LabelsPanic Button Records, Red Scare Industries, Geykido Comet Records, Nitro Records
Associated actsWestern Addiction, Dead to Me, Nothington
MembersDavid Jones (deceased)
Ken Yamazaki
Joe Yamazaki
Chris Matulich

Enemy You was a punk rock band from San Francisco, California that formed in 1997.

Biography[edit]

Prior to their formation, David Jones, the main songwriter in Enemy You, recorded several releases with his pop punk band After School Special on Mutant Pop Records. The group never toured or played a show, but still had a small dedicated following. In 1997, Enemy You was formed and began rehearsing together. They were heavily inspired by Bad Religion, and other melodic punk acts. After Enemy You began writing tunes together as a band it wasn’t long before they received interest from Ben Weasel and his fledgling label, Panic Button Records. Ben would often call Fat Wreck Chords, and heard about the band through Chris, who was the bassist for Enemy You, and an employee at Fat Wreck Chords. This led to their debut appearance on the four-way split dubbed Four On The Floor alongside Screeching Weasel, Teen Idols and Moral Crux. This was followed by their debut album Where No One Knows My Name in 1999. Based on the album's success the band was asked to open for a number of notable punk bands including, Bouncing Souls, Lagwagon, Bad Religion, T.S.O.L., Mad Caddies, and NOFX. Before releasing their second full-length album, Stories Never Told, the band released a 7-inch on the Fat Club series on Fat Wreck Chords. They followed that with an 80's-themed seven inch EP that came out on Geykido Comet Records, titled "Video to Radio." Geykido Comet Records re-released the EP in 2017, with all the proceeds going to suicide prevention. Around this time, guitarist, Ken Yamazaki, started to play guitar for the Hardcore punk band, Western Addiction. He still stayed with Enemy You, though. In 2005 the band released their second album, "Stories Never Told" on Red Scare Industries. David was friends with label owner, Toby Jeg, and the label also eventually re-released Where No One Knows My Name. Enemy You then signed with Nitro Records. Their third studio album, Fade Away was released as an iTunes Store exclusive on December 2, 2008, after being shelved for a few years. Vocalist David Jones committed suicide in March of 2015.[1]

Members[edit]

  • David Jones – lead vocals, guitar
  • Ken Yamazaki – guitar
  • Joe Yamazaki – drums
  • Chris Matulich – bass guitar

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