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RVIVR performing in February 2011
Background information
OriginOlympia, Washington, U.S.
GenresPunk rock, melodic hardcore, pop punk
Years active2008–present
LabelsRumbletowne, Yo-Yo, Don Giovanni Records
Associated actsLatterman, Shorebirds, Jawbreaker, Erica Freas, Life Rocks, Hooky, Socks & Sandals, Glue!, Casual Lust, Lightnin' Round, Divers, Hot Tears, Iron Chic, Tender Defender
MembersErica Freas
Mattie Jo Canino
Kevin Rainsberry
Benny Nelson
Past membersJoey Seward
Tammy Martin
Cameron Thaut
Nell Tallos
Alanna Paoli
Bex Berryhill

RVIVR is an American punk rock band from Olympia, Washington.[1] The band tours frequently and their shows are characterised by energetic performances as well as defense of gender equality.[2] They have released their studio albums and EPs as free downloads on Rumbletowne Records' website.[3]


After the dissolution of New York band Latterman in 2007, Mattie Jo Canino moved to Olympia, Washington and with Erica Freas (vocals, guitar), Kevin Rainsbury (drums), and Nell Tallos (bass) formed RVIVR.[4]

Canino had felt that Latterman's political lyrics were being ignored by largely male audiences only interested in moshing. For RVIVR; Canino and Freas, in both songwriting and interviews, vocally ensure the message of gender and sociopolitical equality is at the heart of what the band does.[4]

They released 7" EP Life Moves at the end of 2008 on Freas' Rumbletowne Records, along with Derailer the next year. Their eponymous debut album was recorded with Canino's former Latterman bandmate Phil Douglas. It was released in April 2010 with the band touring the U.S. and Europe tour in support. German label Yo-Yo Records released 7" Dirty Water the same year.[4]

In 2011 Tallos left the band and was replaced by Alanna Paoli. The tracks from their first three EPs were compiled as Joester Sessions '08-'11, named after Joey Seward with whom they had recorded everything. After which they released another 7" on Yo-Yo, Belebend.[4]

Their second album The Beauty Between, also recorded with Joey Seward, came out in 2012 on Rumbletowne in the U.S. and Yo-Yo in Europe.

For the next couple of years the band toured the U.S., Europe, and Australia with various bassists, including Caves' Lou Hanman. In 2014 the band released the 12" EP Bicker and Breathe, again on Rumbletowne and Yo-Yo.

In 2017 the band self released 7" "The Tide", and Don Giovanni Records reissued the band's first two albums and the compilation.[4]


  • Erica Freas - vocals, guitar (2008–present)
  • Mattie Jo Canino - vocals, guitar (2008–present)
  • Kevin Rainsberry - drums (2008–present)[5]
Current touring musicians
  • Lou Hanman - bass (2014, 2016-present)
  • Nell Tallos (2008-2011)
  • Alanna Paoli - bass (2011–2012)
  • Bex Berryhill - bass (2013–2014)
Former touring musicians
  • Tammy Martin - bass (2011)
  • Cameron Thaut - bass (2011, 2014)
  • David Combs - bass (2014-2015)
  • Sue Werner #10 - bass (2015)
Former studio musicians
  • Chris Bauermeister - bass (Bicker and Breather EP, 2014)
  • Joey Seward - bass (2010, 2013–2014)


Studio albums[edit]

  • RVIVR (2010)[6]
  • The Beauty Between (2013)[7][8]


  • Life Moves 7" (2008)[9]
  • Derailer 7" (2009)[10]
  • Dirty Water EP (2010)[11]
  • Belebend 7" (2011)
  • Bicker and Breathe EP (2014)[12]
  • The Tide (b Shaggy) 7" (2017)


  • The Joester Sessions Collection (2011)[13]


  1. ^ RVIVR on Punknews.org. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  2. ^ Interviews: Matt Canino (RVIVR/Latterman/Ex-Shorebirds) on Punknews.org. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Releases". Rumbletowne Records. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e Wilson, Rich. "RVIVR Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ "RVIVR". Olympia Power and Light. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  6. ^ RVIVR Archived 2013-01-10 at the Wayback Machine. at Rumbletowne Records
  7. ^ RVIVR announce The Beauty Between on Punknews.org. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  8. ^ The Beauty Between Archived 2013-03-01 at the Wayback Machine. at Rumbletowne Records
  9. ^ Live Moves Archived 2012-03-16 at the Wayback Machine. at Rumbletowne Records
  10. ^ Derailer Archived 2012-03-16 at the Wayback Machine. at Rumbletowne Records
  11. ^ Dirty Water Archived 2013-01-02 at the Wayback Machine. at Rumbletowne Records
  12. ^ Bicker and Breathe at Rumbletowne Records
  13. ^ The Joester Sessions Collection LP Archived 2013-02-01 at the Wayback Machine. at Rumbletowne Records

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