The Latency

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The Latency
Origin Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Pop rock, pop punk, emo pop
Years active 2006–2011
Labels Maple Music (Canada)[1]
Website thelatency.com
Members Brandon Lehti
Ryan Stead
Mathew Gendron

The Latency was a Canadian pop rock band from Maple Ridge. The band was formed in 2006 from the remains of three previous bands. They signed to Maple Music Recordings and released their first album, The Latency, on September 8, 2009. They were scheduled to release a second album in 2011, but the band broke up before the recording process was finished.

On September 1, 2010, it was announced through a Ustream chat that drummer Jonny Wiebe had left the band. No permanent replacement was ever chosen. It was announced on December 4, 2011, that they had decided to disband.

Early years[edit]

The Latency originally consisted of Brandon Lehti (vocals), Ryan Stead (guitar) and Mathew Gendron (bass guitar). Stead and Gendron approached Lehti about starting The Latency after their previous band disbanded. They were attracted to the singer's impressive vocal skills while playing a local show together in 2006. They continued in this form, with Lehti on drums, for a couple of months until Stead met Tommy Mac, bass guitarist of multi-platinum recording group Hedley. Mac went on to produce the band's full length album as well as manage the group. It was decided that Lehti would be more useful as a frontman playing guitar. The band recruited Jonny Wiebe on drums in 2007 in preparation for their first studio EP, CHOMP!!.

Development[edit]

CHOMP!! was independently released in July 2008. It had six songs and was supported by Canadian tours with bands including Hedley, State of Shock, Shiloh, Faber Drive, Ten Second Epic and Marianas Trench. The EP put The Latency's name on the Canadian music scene. The band's first single, "Tonight, I Love You", received heavy rotation on most major radio stations across Canada.[citation needed] They released a video for the song in 2009 which reached #1 on MuchMusic's Daily Ten at various times. Despite this independent success,[citation needed] in 2009 they signed with Maple Music Recordings in Canada, leading to a re-release of CHOMP!! in stores as well as a new video for their second video single, "Kids". "All You Wanted" was simultaneously released to radio in summer 2009 in preparation for the release of the album in early September.

On September 8, 2009, The Latency released their first label-supported album, The Latency, with Maple Music. The album contained twelve songs, six of which were reworked from the previous EP, the other six being brand new material.[2] 85% of record stores in Canada sold out of the album during the first week it was released.[citation needed]

In late November, the band made an announcement on their MySpace and Facebook pages that their current tour was canceled.[citation needed]The message posted was: "Due to a need for an emergency medical procedure within the band, The Latency will be forced to drop off the remainder of their Winter ’09 tour." No nmaes were mentioned, but there were rumors that it involved Ryan Stead, the lead guitarist.[citation needed] In January 2010, it was reported that the reason was that the guitarist, Stead, had a heart infection and needed surgery.[citation needed] On January 7, 2010, Stead posted on his Facebook account that his heart infection had gone, and that he was very grateful for the fans' support during that time.[citation needed]

The video for their third single, "Fork In The Road", was filmed in Toronto in January 2010.

In November 2010, their song, "Tonight, I Love You", was used on CTV's show, Degrassi.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

  • Brandon Lehti – lead vocals and rhythm guitar (2006–2011)
  • Ryan Stead – lead guitar and backing vocals (2006–2011)
  • Mathew Gendron – bass guitar and piano (2006–2011)

Former members[edit]

  • Jonny Wiebe – drums and percussion (2007–2010)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2008: CHOMP!! EP
  • 2009: The Latency

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
Canada Hot 100 U.S. Hot 100 Canadian Hot AC
2008 "Tonight, I Love You" 93 26 CHOMP!!
2009 "All You Wanted" The Latency
"Kids"
2010 "Fork in the Road"
  • a hyphen indicates that the song did not chart, or chart information is unknown

Music videos[edit]

[3]

Year Title Chart positions Album
MuchMusic
2008 "Tonight, I Love You" CHOMP!!
2009 "Kids" 19 The Latency
2010 "Fork in the Road"

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