Energy (American band)

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Energy
Energy performing in 2017; Jason Tankerley (front).
Energy performing in 2017; Jason Tankerley (front).
Background information
OriginStoughton, Massachusetts, United States
Genres
Years active2006—present
Labels
Websitewww.thebandenergy.com
Members
  • Jason Tankerley
  • Nick Sullivan
  • Steve Duarte
  • Mike Natsios
  • Randy Mason
Past members
  • Mikey D.
  • Burton Wright
  • Rob Spearin
  • Joe Freedman
  • Dan Mancini
  • Mike Assatly
  • Justin Flaherty
  • Keith Sidorowicz
  • Mike Rendini
  • Conor O'Brien

Energy is an American punk rock band, from Stoughton, Massachusetts, formed in 2006.

History[edit]

Formation and Punch The Clock (2006-2007)[edit]

In 2006, Energy - which took its name from the title of punk rock band Operation Ivy's first release, formed before independently releasing their EP Punch The Clock, through Rock Vegas Records in 2007.[1]

In August of that year, the band went on to play This Is Hardcore Festival alongside band such as Agnostic Front, Paint It Black, Have Heart, and Crime In Stereo. [2][3]

Bridge 9 Records era: Invasions of the Mind, Race The Sun, & Walk Into the Fire (2008-2011)[edit]

After touring with The Carrier in March of 2008,[4] the band signed with Bridge 9 Records in May, to release their debut LP Invasions of the Mind,[5][6][7] and EP Race The Sun.[8]

In early July the band toured with Carry The Torch, and Heavy Hearted. [9]

Throughout August/September they did a month long US tour with the band Know The Score.[10]

The band then toured the U.S. with H2O, Bane, and Cruel Hand in October,[11] followed by their first European tour in support of Slapshot, alongside All for Nothing, in November, with one of the dates being Persistence Tour.[12] Ending the year with a mini holiday tour with Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong and Every Avenue.[13]

In March 2009, they toured the US with the band Defeater, [14] before touring in May with The Mongoloids and Ambush!.[15]

April would bring the band to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XI 2009 where they would play alongside notable bands such as Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste, Emmure, Winds Of Plague, All Shall Perish, Austrian Death Machine, iwrestledabearonce, Terror, Defeater, Have Heart, and Trapped Under Ice.[16]

July they toured with Fallen From The Sky, and Debaser, playing Significant Festival 2009.[17][18]

In September they did a headlining tour with support from A Loss For Words, and The Wonder Years.[19]

October 2010 brought the release of the EP Walk Into The Fire.[20]

With the release of the single "Secrets" in April 2011, came their departure from Bridge 9 Records shortly after.[21]

Children Of The Night (2011)[edit]

Forming in the fall of 2004, Children of the Night, a side project put together by singer Jason Tankerley and songwriter/producer Mike Rendini, began doing complex renditions of Misfits songs, before putting together original material containing the same morbid feel crossed with the catchiness of 50s Doo-Wop and early 60's rock n roll.[22]

Initially self released under the Children Of The Night moniker in 2006, the aforementioned material saw a proper release in 2011, as Energy's Children Of the Night EP.[23]

Apparition Sound, I Play For Keeps, & A Tribute To The Misfits (2012-2016)[edit]

After becoming the sole songwriter for Energy in 2012, Jason Tankerley began writing songs for what would eventually make up Energy's 2016 album Apparition Sound, released through Monster Party Records.[24][25][26]

During this time, Energy released the single "I Play For Keeps" in February of 2012 [27] and a music video for the song "Another Yesterday" in October.[28]

The band then went on to release their Misfits tribute album A Tribute To The Misfits, February of 2014. [29]

October 2015 saw the release of the music video for their cover of The Ramones classic "Pet Sematary".[30]

In 2016, the band released their music video for "They". [31]

Under The Mask and UK tours (2017)[edit]

In March 2017, the band toured the UK for the first time ever with Creeper, Puppy, and Milk Teeth.[32]

May brought the release of the music video for "A Prayer for Rain".[33]

On July 21, the band released the EP Under the Mask through Shadowland Productions, [34][35] which was followed by their first ever headlining tour of the U.K. with Miss Vincent as the support act.[36]

Energy (2018-present)[edit]

Energy then went on to release a self titled compilation album "Energy" in 2018, which is a compilation album spanning the first five years (2012-2017) of lead singer Jason's musical output as the band's sole songwriter.[37][38]

Musical style and influence[edit]

The band's musical style has been described as punk rock, melodic hardcore, horror punk and pop punk, drawing from a wide range of musical influences from bands like The Misfits, Rancid, AFI, 7 Seconds, Minor Threat and Black Flag, to other influences such as Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beach Boys and The Cure.[23][39][40][41][24][25]

Over the years, Tankerley's vocal delivery has been compared to the likes of Davey Havok (AFI), Michale Graves (ex-misfits), and Zoltán Téglás (ex-Pennywise) while adding his own vast array of vocal influences.[42]

The band has been cited as an influence by Creeper and Our Time Down Here.[43][44][45]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Label Format
2008 Invasions of the Mind Bridge 9 Records CD, digital download, LP
2016 Apparition Sound Monster Party Records CD, digital download

Extended Plays[edit]

Year Title label Format
2007 Punch The Clock Rock Vegas Records CD, digital download
2008 Race The Sun Bridge 9 Records digital download, 7"
2010 Walk Into The Fire Bridge 9 Records digital download, 7"
2011 Children Of The Night CD, digital download, 7"
2012 I Play For Keeps digital download
2013 New Worlds Of Fear Monster Party Records CD, digital download
2014 A Tribute To The Misfits Monster Party Records CD, digital download
2017 Under The Mask Shadowland Productions CD, digital download

Compilations[edit]

Year Title label Format
2018 Energy Monster Party Records digital download, CD
Singles
  • Secrets (2011)
  • The Letter (2011)
  • Another Yesterday (2012)
  • 25 Holidays (2012)
  • The Witching Hour (2017)
  • A Prayer For Rain (2017)

Music Videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Streetlights" 2006 Rob Soucy [46]
"Another Yesterday" 2012 Rose Glen Entertainment [28]
"Pet Sematary" 2015 Meghan Caseau [47]
"They" 2016 Anthony Grassetti [31]
"A Prayer For Rain" 2017 Meghan Caseau [48]

Members[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Prato, Greg (30 September 2008). "Invasions of the Mind - Energy - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
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  28. ^ a b "Videos: Energy "Another Yesterday"". punknews.org. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  29. ^ "Energy Release Misfits Tribute EP". ihorror.com. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  30. ^ "Videos: Energy - "Pet Sematary" (Ramones)". punknews.org. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  31. ^ a b "ENERGY – "They" video". idioteq.com. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  32. ^ "Creeper announce Energy as UK tour support". punktastic.com. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  33. ^ "Boston Punk Rockers Energy premiere new video for A Prayer For Rain". idioteq.com. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
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  44. ^ Verducci, Richard. "Interview: Will Gould (Our Time Down Here)". punknews.org. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  45. ^ Terry Bezer (2017). "Creeper tour gets an Energy boost". Soundcloud.com (Podcast). Thats Not Metal. Event occurs at 02:30. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
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  47. ^ "ENERGY – "Pet Sematary" (RAMONES cover) video". idioteq.com. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  48. ^ "Energy Announce UK Summer Tour + Share 'A Prayer For Rain' Music Video". threesongsandout.com. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  49. ^ a b Tankerley, Jason (18 December 2017). Into a Dream.
  50. ^ Tankerley, Jason (2018-12-03). "A Real Band This Time" (Press release).

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