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|Origin||Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Pop rock, pop punk, emo pop|
|Labels||Maple Music (Canada)|
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.
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!!.
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. They released a video for the song in 2009 which reached #1 on MuchMusic's Daily Ten at various times. Despite this independent success, 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. 85% of record stores in Canada sold out of the album during the first week it was released.
In late November, the band made an announcement on their MySpace and Facebook pages that their current tour was canceled.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 names were mentioned, but there were rumors that it involved Ryan Stead, the lead guitarist. In January 2010, it was reported that the reason was that the guitarist, Stead, had a heart infection and needed surgery. 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.
The video for their third single, "Fork In The Road", was filmed in Toronto in January 2010.
- 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)
- Jonny Wiebe – drums and percussion (2007–2010)
- 2008: CHOMP!! EP
- 2009: The Latency
|Canada Hot 100||U.S. Hot 100||Canadian Hot AC|
|2008||"Tonight, I Love You"||93||—||26||CHOMP!!|
|2009||"All You Wanted"||—||—||—||The Latency|
|2010||"Fork in the Road"||—||—||—|
- a hyphen indicates that the song did not chart, or chart information is unknown
|2008||"Tonight, I Love You"||—||CHOMP!!|
|2010||"Fork in the Road"||—|
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- "de beste bron van informatie over thelatency. Deze website is te koop!". thelatency.com. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
- "Music Videos | Top Songs & Video Clips | MuchMusic Video Countdown". Muchmusic.com. Retrieved March 19, 2012.