Search the City

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Search the City
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Alternative rock,[1] indie rock,[1] emo,[1] punk rock[2]
Years active 2006–2009, 2011–2014 (hiatus)
Labels Tooth & Nail
Past members
  • Josh Frost
  • Eli Clark
  • Andy Paonessa
  • Brandon Ellis
  • Adam Mcmillion
  • Jim Baird
  • Travis Bobier
  • Jim Czech
  • Alex Sheldon
  • Chris Jenkins
  • Joe Marks

Search the City was an alternative and punk band from Detroit, Michigan who released two EPs and two studio albums.


In 2006, their debut EP Ghosts was released. They were signed to Tooth & Nail Records and released their new debut album A Fire So Big the Heavens Can See It on April 1, 2008. A Fire So Big the Heavens Can See It charted at No. 46 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.[3]

On June 19, 2012, the band released a YouTube video called "Search the City is alive!" in which the band announced a new demo, released on June 27 and a band member change, introducing 21-year-old Travis Bobier as the new vocalist of the band, taking the place of former vocalist Josh Frost, Chris Jenkins replacing former drummer Adam McMillion, and Joe Marks taking a permanent place of former full-time bassist Jim Baird, and temp bassists Eli Clark and Brandon Ellis.[citation needed] Original vocalist, Josh Frost, has begun work on his first solo project Kodiak Jack as well as opening up a recording studio called The Elephant Room, and in 2014, opened a second location in Nashville, Tennessee, run by longtime friend Josh Colby.[citation needed]

Their second album, Flight, was released on September 3, 2013.[citation needed] Four hit singles were released from this album: "Light the Fire", "Watch the Stars Fall", "Whispers & Memories" and "One Last Lullaby" including three more singles: "The Runaways", "Heartstrings" and Rewrite the Ending".[citation needed]


  • Ghosts — 2006 EP
  • A Fire So Big the Heavens Can See It — 2008
  • Demos — 2012 EP
  • Flight — 2013


A Fire So Big the Heavens Can See It

  • Bigger Scars Make Better Stories
  • Son of a Gun
  • Ambulance Chaser
  • Clocks and Timepieces
  • The Rescue
  • Detroit Was Built on Secrets
  • The Streetlight Diaries


  • Light the Fire
  • The Runaways
  • Watch the Stars Fall
  • Whispers and Memories
  • Heartstrings
  • Rewrite the Ending
  • One Last Lullaby