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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Latterman and more,more...

Five Days Late

 "Five Days Late consisted of future Latterman members Matt Canino (bass/vocals), Phil Douglas (guitar/vocals) and Dan Sposato (guitar), with George Dehaven playing drums. A Few Words for Thought isn't too far off from what early Latterman sounded like with a heavy influence coming from bands like No Use For a Name and Face to Face. Even lyrically it touches on some of the same things that Latterman did in those early years"

Five Days Late - ... A Few Words For Though (1999)


Latterman was a four-piece punk rock band from Huntington, New York. They played a style of melodic punk rock with shouted dual-vocals by Phil Douglas and Matt Canino, and their songs often contain political and/or socially-conscious lyrics.

On October 18, 2007, music website reported that the band has officially broken up. The band issued a statement which indicated a number of reasons for the split, including turmoil with their label and misinterpretation of the band's message and intentions.

Bassist Matt Canino sent the following to

We were a band for 7 years and it was time to not be a band anymore. I was in New York less and less and there was some record label stress and things were just getting too weird with the shows we were getting asked to play, the things we were getting asked to do, and the way we felt the band was being perceived. 

Personally, I don't give a shit about "being positive" or whatever that meant when we were all 18, and the most people seemed to be getting out of the band was "how important friendships are." Well how fucking boring is that? No shit friendships are important, but I think that was far away from the messages we were trying to convey with Latterman. 

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.

Latterman-Demo cassette
 (Ruckus Records/1999)

Latterman- Tour Demo
(self released/2001)

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)

No Matter Where We Go!
(Deep Elm Records, 2005 LP vinyl pressing on Yo-Yo Records 2006)

We Are Still Alive
 (Deep Elm Records, 2006 LP vinyl pressing on No Idea Records 2007)

In late July 2011, confirmed with the band that they would be playing four shows in early December. 
As of July 31, 2012 Latterman has also been confirmed to do a reunion appearance at Gainesville, Florida's 11th annual Fest at the end of October + eurotour.

This is the last song that Latterman ever recorded pressed onto a one sided single 7 inch.

Latterman - Our Better Halves


It is difficult to deny the magnitude of Latterman’s fragmentation, but in retrospect the disbanding has resulted in several solid groups such as RVIVR. With that said however, RVIVR has cultivated its own signature sound with their self-titled release and uncovers some serious potential for the future. The tandem of Matt Canino and Erica Freas could already be one of the more formidable male-female vocalist combinations in modern music, with RVIVR demonstrating this in its entirety. While not showcasing anything groundbreaking or overly remarkable, RVIVR’s self-titled release is one of the more enjoyable records of 2010, one to shout along with like we did with Latterman.

RVIVR - Life Moves 7' (2008)

RVIVR-Dirty Water(2010)


RVIVR-Life Moves(2009)


Iron Chic
Iron Chic is melodic in the same way Latterman are but, add Lubrano's dynamic-as-shit vocals, and you've got an unstoppable force on your hands. Complete with "whoa-oh"s and songs about parking lots, Iron Chic is sometimes unabashedly nostalgic while other times, they're more apt to say "fuck that: let's do something cool today." Similar to "A Flight and A Crash"-era Hot Water Music, I'm hoping this EP is the first of many returns for Iron Chic. - Mike Campbell

Iron Chic - Split N' Shit(2011)
Iron Chic-Not Like This(2010)
Iron Chic - Shitty Rambo EP(2009)
Iron Chic-Demo(2008)

Bridge and Tunnel
Bridge and Tunnel play epic punk rock with an eclectic mix of post-rock and indie thrown in. Their lyrics deal mostly with social issues from a personal perspective. They feature ex and current members of such bands as Latterman, Slingshot Dakota and The Solidarity Pact.

Bridge And Tunnel -Demo(2007)

Bridge And Tunnel - East West(2008)

Bridge and Tunnel-Loss Leaders(2009)

Bridge and Tunnel - Indoor Voices(2010)

Bridge and Tunnel-Young Livers split(2008)

Life Rocks!(Matt Canino)acoustic

Life Rocks "Ours Minds Are Made Up-There's Going to Be Trouble" CD (Burn It Down Rebuild/2004)

You can download this album and read more information from this awesome blog


See, Shorebirds aren’t just ex-Latterman; they’re ex-Jawbreaker. Jawbreaker was well-known for having awesome bass lines (see “Big” from Bivouac, “Accident Prone” from Dear You), courtesy of Chris Bauermeister.

Shorebirds - It's Gonna Get Ugly

Split Shorebirds & Something's Wrong

Shorebirds - st 7''

Shorebirds - The Movie Is Almost Over

Shorebirds - Bubz Song

From summer 2007 to spring 2008 Matt Canino and Erica Freas (both rvivr members) recorded a few songs and played a few shows.

Hooky-You Missed It! Demo (2008)

The Brass
Matt Mesic - Jason Rosenthal - Mike Campbell - Jon Ellis
These guys sort of fit into the whole DIY punk scene, but their music could
be best described as a more processsive form of hard rock. A little bit of
screaming, a little bit of agression. They have a little more typical rock
sound, but they really play it well.

The Brass-Homosapien-(EP)-2009

The Brass-Demo(2008)

Bottle Rocket
Before Brian Crozier was in Latterman, he sang and played guitar in this band. You might notice some similarities in how they sound, but they grew up in the same area, so it's bound to happen. 
Ryan-Drums, Terence-Guitar, Ciara-Bass, Brian-Guitar

Bottle Rocket-Demo+1(2005)

Laura Stevenson and the Cans

Initially, Laura Stevenson and The Cans, or simply "The Cans", consisted primarily of members of BTMI!. In the summer of 2007, Laura took a position as a counselor at Power Chord Academy Music Camp, where she recruited Mike Campbell of the Long Island punk band Latterman to play bass for The Cans.Alex Billig of The Best Thing Ever was added on trumpet later that fall, and a year later Laura began working on her first studio recording.
Shortly after releasing her debut record, entitled "A Record", on Jeff Rosenstock's label Quote Unquote Records, in October 2008, Laura Stevenson & the Cans played at the Plan-It-X stage at The Fest in Gainesville, FL.
Stevenson added Chris Parker and Wen-Jay Ying as drummer and violinist, respectively, the following winter. This lineup of Laura Stevenson, Alex Billig, Mike Campbell, Wen-Jay Ying and Chris Parker became the classic, "full-Cans" lineup and they began writing for future releases.

Laura Stevenson and the Cans-A Record(2010)

Laura Stevenson and the Cans-Holy Ghost(2009)

Bomb The Music Industry/Laura Stevenson & The Cans - Split(2009)

The Brooklyn trio - Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!, Pegasuses-XL) on baritone guitar and vocals, Mike Campbell (The Brass, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Latterman) on bass, and Dave Garwacke (Thousandaires, Halo Fauna) on drums.


Stolen Parts

In the blue corner you have Ryan Seagrist, member of Florida's Monikers, who brings his own brand of mid-tempo pop punk to the table. His vocals on "Anonymous" and and "You Don't Know" help push the song, while keeping your head bobbing. In the red corner we have Josh Jordan of Off With Their Heads fame. Jordan's vocals on "Wonder" and "Between Planets" are slower and more anthemic in nature, perfectly balancing out this great record. 
Despite the vocal pains they will be in, we are lucky enough to have them come together on this 7inch/download. Pat Schramm of Bridge & Tunnel steps behind the drums on this, along with Rob Sunderman on bass. Phil Douglass recorded it.

Stolen Parts-Stolen Prts(ep)2009

Mutoid Men
"Particle-Accelerated. Moog Synthesizer. Scientific Rock'n'Roll. Fuck You Guitar Riffs. "
Chris Bauermeister:
Shorebirds, Jawbreaker
Jeff Doyle: Chin Up, Meriwether!, Hail Seizures
The Joester: Doomhawk, The Pharmacy
Mutoid Matt: Shorebirds, Latterman

Mutoid Men-Mutoid World

The Solidarity Pact

The Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay Boners!

The Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay Boners - The Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay Boners [2009]

Air Raid Barcelona
ARB is/was ex and current members of Splurge, Latterman, Halo Fauna, Beardlift, The Exelar, He's a Cop?!, and Long Distance Runner

mike campbell, eric ayotte, jonah ellis, dave garwacke!

Air Raid Barcelona-Self-Titled

Grid Iron

Grid Iron "Demo" cd-r (Diner's Club Records/2001)

Grid Iron "Songs" cd-r (self released/2001)

Daytrader, a new band featuring current and ex-members of Crime in Stereo, Latterman/Bridge and Tunnel/Monikers, the Motorcycle Industry and Divider.


Daytrader-Last Days of Rome(2011)ep

Fuck Cops

Fuck Cops "Demo" cd-r (Burn It Down Rebuild/2003)

 Beardlift, Behavior,Contra is missing ... so If somebody knows how I can get it, please let me know!
thank you!