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Forgive Durden

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Forgive Durden
OriginSeattle, Washington, United States
GenresEmo (early), indie rock, post-hardcore
Years active2003–2010; 2012
LabelsFueled by Ramen
MembersThomas Dutton
Past membersThomas Hunter
Andy Mannino
Jesse Bauer
Jaron Johnson
Zack Olson
Andrew Jakober
Thomas Patton III
David Kalani Larkins
Patrick Haskin
WebsiteOfficial website

Forgive Durden was an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, United States. They got their name from the novel Fight Club. They were signed to Fueled by Ramen. Fueled by Ramen released Forgive Durden's first full-length album, Wonderland, on May 9, 2006.

On January 27, 2008, lead singer Thomas Dutton announced on the band's blog that the other three members had decided to leave the band, citing personality conflicts as the primary reason.[1] He also announced that his brother Paul had been helping him write and record a new album, Razia's Shadow: A Musical with the help of Gatsbys American Dream's Rudy Gajadhar playing drums, and Aaron Weiss from mewithoutYou as the narrator. It was not mentioned whether the other two had become full-time members of the band. Dutton recruited numerous members to perform live including Fred Mascherino, Dave Melillo, and Casey Crescenzo.[2] In 2008, David Kalani Larkins, Zack Olson, Andrew J. Jakober and Jaron Johnson joined the band to handle touring duties and to support Razia's Shadow on the road.[3]

On August 4, 2010, Forgive Durden announced that they would be playing a special, one-night-only performance of their debut album Wonderland at El Corazon in Seattle on September 10, 2010. It was also said to be the band's final hometown show. The show was sold out. Places & Numbers and Princess Dinosaur were also a part of the show as was local Seattle band, Lovely Lovers.

On June 12, 2012, in an interview about his work as a film producer, Larkins was quoted that he and Dutton were working on a new music project.[4][5]

Dutton later formed another band, Cardiknox, in which he performed backing vocals and keyboards. They disbanded in 2019. Dutton now has his own project, Only Twin

Band members



  • Thomas Dutton – vocals, guitar


  • Thomas Hunter – guitar, backing vocals (2003–2008)
  • Andy Mannino – drums (2003–2008)
  • Jesse Bauer – bass (2003–2008)
  • David Kalani Larkins – bass/backup vocals (2008–2010)[6]
  • Jaron Johnson – drums (2008-2010)
  • Thomas Patton III - lead guitar/backup vocals (2009-2010)
  • Zack Olson – keyboards/backup vocals (2008–2010)
  • Andrew Jakober – guitar/backup vocals (2008–2010)

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Music videos

  • The first music video released by the band is "Beware the Jubjub Bird and Shun the Frumious Bandersnatch", from Wonderland, in 2006. The video was shot by band member David Kalani Larkins.
  • Forgive Durden's second music video for "Ants" has been released via Absolutepunk.net.
  • Their third music video for "Life Is Looking Up" was premiered on MySpace on November 13, 2008. The video was shot and directed by band member David Kalani Larkins.[7]

All videos are available for viewing on the official Fueled by Ramen YouTube channel.




  1. ^ "Open the floodgate." Forgivedurden.com. January 27, 2008.
  2. ^ Ambrose, Anthony. "inTuneMusic Online: Bamboozle Day 1 @ East Rutherford 5/2". Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  3. ^ a b Razias_oracle, Oh Botherwrote in; Razias_oracle 2008-11-09 00:28:00, 2008-11-09 00:28:00 Oh Bother Jenepherre. "Forgive Durden in San Francisco, 11-7-08". Razias-oracle.livejournal.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ a b "chorus.fm". Chorus.fm.
  5. ^ a b "Coming Soon". Threadsence.com.
  6. ^ "Forgive Durden |". kalaniland.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  7. ^ larkins, david kalani (November 18, 2008). "Forgive Durden - Life Is Looking Up". Vimeo.com.