Build Them to Break formed in the summer of 2007 after a move from Michigan to San Francisco. The quartet pools their individual styles and shared love of melodic punk and hardcore to craft a sound largely influenced by bands like The Swellers, Heartsounds, Propaghandi, and Thrice.
Oakland's own Weekender was conceived in 2009 completing their line up the following year. Combining expressions of SoCal 90's punk, metal and hardcore, the trio draws from a wide variety of personal influences including Hot Water Music and The Lawrence Arms.
On March 26, 2012 both bands had the privilege of performing with late punk legend Tony Sly at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco. The idea of doing a 7" split record originated after that show during a shared ride in the haziness of Weekender's touring van. In April 2013, both bands celebrated their first ever 7" split debut during a two night release show which took place in Oakland and San Francisco.
released February 12, 2013
BUILD THEM TO BREAK is:
Chris Shearer - Bass/Vocals
Charley Arents - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Loftus - Guitar
Kevin Rypma - Drums
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Melvin Wong
at Purple Sound Production ©2012
Kevin Skalba - Guitar/Vocals
Ryan McCormack - Bass/Vocals
Dan Hatcher - Drums
Tracked, Mixed, and Mastered by Jack Shirley
at The Atomic Garden ©2012
Album art by Chris Shearer