Garrison (band)

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OriginBoston, Massachusetts, USA
GenresPost-hardcore, Punk rock, Post-punk, Emo
Years active1996–2004
LabelsRevelation Records
Iodine Recordings
Espo Records
WebsiteOfficial website

Garrison was a post-hardcore/punk band based in Boston, Massachusetts from 1996-2004. Ed McNamara and Joe Grillo shared lead vocal, guitar, and songwriting duties. Their sound was largely influenced by early post-hardcore, most notably Drive Like Jehu, and also incorporated components of post punk, shoegaze, and emo. In their eight years, Garrison released two full-length albums, both on Revelation Records, as well as three EPs, two split EPs, and one early single released as a 7" vinyl record.

After officially disbanding in 2004, members of Garrison went on to play with Pointillist, Instruction, Fires, The Fly Seville, Gay for Johnny Depp, Campaign for Real-Time, The Rise Park, Placer, and Kill Verona.

Original Members[edit]

  • Ed McNamara - vocals, guitar
  • Joseph Grillo - vocals, guitar
  • Andrew White - bass
  • Guy D'Annolfo - drums

Other Members[edit]

  • Jason Carlin - bass
  • Ethan Dussault - bass, baritone guitar
  • Matt LaVonture - bass
  • John Ledoux - drums
  • J. Morrissette - drums
  • Frank Trippi - keyboards


  • Although never an official member, Mike Ushinski played drums with Garrison during several tours
  • Garrison's final shows were performed on a 2003 tour of Japan. This tour is often missing from official accounts due to its unusual lineup which excluded Grillo entirely and found J. Morrissette on bass. The lineup was: Ed McNamara (guitar and vocal), J. Morrissette (bass), Mike Ushinski (drums), Taylor Bearfoot (guitar). Due to this unusual final set of performance, McNamara is the only member of Garrison to play every show.


Ltd editions:

  • 24 (7" 500 Grey Vinyl)
  • The Bend Before The Break (7" 200 green vinyl)
  • A Mile in Cold Water (LP 220 blue (opaque) vinyl)
  • Be a Criminal (LP 307 grey/white marble vinyl)

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