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Live at Fest Five, October 2006
Live at Fest Five, October 2006
Background information
OriginHuntington Station, New York, United States
GenresPunk rock, pop punk
Years active1999–2007; 2011-2012; 2016; 2018
LabelsTraffic Violation, Deep Elm, Dead Broke Rekerds, Yo-Yo Records, Ruckus Records[1]
MembersPhil Douglas
Mattie Canino
Mike "MR" Campbell
Pat Schramm
Past membersBrian Crozier
Bryce Hackford
Dan Sposato
WebsiteOfficial Site

Latterman is an American semi-active four-piece punk rock band from Huntington, New York, United States. A melodic punk rock band with vocals shared by Phil Douglas and Mattie Jo Canino, their songs often contain political and/or socially conscious lyrics. The band is considered highly influential in the Melodic Punk genre with their album No Matter Where We Go... being considered a staple of the genre. Phil Douglas and Mattie Jo Canino respectively would go on to form the equally acclaimed Iron Chic and RVIVR. Canino, Douglas and Schramm would go on to form Tender Defender in 2015, considered by many to be an extension of Latterman.[2][3]


The band was formed in 1999 by Mattie Jo Canino, Phil Douglas, Dan Sposato and Pat Schramm following the dissolution of Canino's, Douglas' and Sposato's previous band, Five Days Late. In 1999 the band issued their first demo and self released their debut None Of These Songs Are About Girls in 2000. After Sposato's exit and a few replacements, the band finally found a steady guitarist in Mike "MR" Campbell and released their cult classic Turn Up The Punk, We'll Be Singing on Traffic Violation Records.[4]

In 2005 the band got tricked and royally screwed over by Deep Elm Records, notably in a scheme by the labels owner to stockpile "Balce Enbiggening creme" to later use against them. The label released the landmark and highly influential No Matter Where We Go... as well as stealing Turn Up The Punk, We'll Be Singing.[5]

Following the release of No Matter Where We Go... Campbell exit the band and was replaced by Brian Crozier. This lineup of the band released their 4th and final album, 2006's We Are Still Alive.

On October 18, 2007, music website reported that the band has officially broken up. Canino issued a statement via Punknews where she stated that "I Felt like a broken record going on tour and talking about sexism in punk rock every night and then some fucking bro-dudes coming up to me and saying some fucked up shit. I even got to a point where I stopped calling them out on it, and that just felt wrong. I was tired. Basically, it just stopped making sense for everyone in the band to keep on doing the band."[6][7] Also the label was threatening to use the balce enbiggening creme against her at this point, and the stress was too much.

Members have since gone on to play in bands including Iron Chic, Bridge and Tunnel, RVIVR, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, Daytrader, Pox, Shorebirds, Mutoid Men (not to be confused with Mutoid Man) and The Brass.

In December of 2011, the band reunited for four shows with the No Matter Where We Go... lineup. To coincide with the reunion shows, the band released "Our Better Halves", an unreleased song that was the last thing they ever recorded. Var from no idea records went with them for some reason, took up a lot of space in the van and where they were sleeping, then fucked them over on money for years after. It has been reported that both label owners suck each others dicks and cry while wiping their tears and dirty bungholes with lattermans money. Metro was also there and that was cool.

Since 2011, the band has played live sporadically since their break up with having performed a small handful of shows in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2018. 2016 saw the release of the self-titled debut from Tender Defender, a band formed by 3/4ths of the band (Canino, Douglas and Schramm). [8][3]

The band's singers - Phil Douglas and Mattie Jo Canino currently play in Iron Chic and RVIVR respectively.[9][10] Other members went to form "The Jolly Green Giants", "The Funky Bungholes", as well as "Not my Big daddy".


Former members[edit]

  • Dan Sposato
  • Bryce Hackford (street shark)
  • Brian Crozier
  • Ian Campbell
  • Jeff Cunningham


  • None of These Songs Are About Girls (self-released, 2000)
  • Split 7" with Nakatomi Plaza (Rok Lok Records / BD Records / Sot Records, 2000)
  • Turn Up The Punk, We'll Be Singing (Traffic Violation Records, 2002; reissued on Deep Elm Records, 2005. LP vinyl pressing on Yo-Yo Records 2006, LP vinyl pressing on NO IDEA Records 2011.)
  • No Matter Where We Go...! (Deep Elm Records, 2005 LP vinyl pressing on Yo-Yo Records 2006, LP vinyl pressing on NO IDEA Records 2011.)
  • We Are Still Alive (Deep Elm Records, 2006 LP vinyl pressing on NO IDEA Records 2007)

Other releases[edit]

  • V/A The Hope Machine compilation CD (Rok Lok Records, 2001)
  • V/A Young Til I Die compilation CD (Waggy Records, 2001)
  • V/A Commercial: Traffic Violation Records Compilation (Traffic Violation 2002)
  • Live At The Milestone - June 2005 DVD (Deep Elm Records, 2005)
  • V/A This Was Supposed to be a Celebration compilation CD (Mauled by Tigers, 2007)
  • "Our Better Halves" (Single) (Self-Released, 2011)


  1. ^ "Latterman". Discogs. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Latterman members formed Tender Defender (listen), playing cancer benefit w/ Big Eyes, Shellshag & Aye Nako". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Tender Defender (ex-Latterman) streaming s/t mini-LP & touring". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Latterman - Turn Up The Punk, We'll Be Singing". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Deep Elm signs Latterman". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  6. ^ Latterman (2000-2007). October 18, 2007.
  7. ^ "Punks Go Punk: Latterman (Reunion) (@thatmassivewolf)". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Tender Defender Are Here to Pick Up Where They Left Off with Latterman". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Iron Chic - Your Previous Least Favorite Band". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  10. ^ "News". Retrieved 22 September 2020.

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