San Francisco's Dead To Me formed shortly after One Man Army called it a day and OMA's founding members(Jack and Brandon) sought out other SF punks to shore up the lineup of a new, more dynamic band. With two vocalists, this new band could further improve on Jack's instantly classic, one of a kind vocals. Thus entered Fat Wreck Mailorder wiz, and bassist for Western Addiction, Chicken. After playing a few packed house parties and local shows, Chicken recruited his cousin and best friend Ian to take over drum duties. Chicken had just emerged from a successful trip to rehab for alcohol and drug abuse, and having exorcised those demons, Dead To Me was a fitting outlet for the lad. Some of Dead To Me's songs deal with addiction and recovery, while others address strife and conflict around the world: war in Iraq and expanding prison systems, for example. Not in the clumsy "Oi, smash the state!" kinda way, but in the same reverent and poetic manner that bands like Screeching Weasel and Dillinger Four tackled personal politics.
Dead To Me entered San Francisco's Motor Studios in early 2006 to capture Cuban Ballerina. They recruited Alex Newport (At The Drive In, The Locust, etc) to produce their baby, and the result is a punchy and raw punk rock masterpiece that far exceeds the praise they've already garnered locally. Fans of One Man Army will be blown away no doubt, but this band's two-pronged punk rock delivery will appeal to a broad range of the genre's enthusiasts.
There's no limit to what this young band can accomplish, and you can expect to see Dead To Me on tour all throughout the land in support of Cuban Ballerina.