How many times have you heard the words "next big thing"? Well, theAudition is it. theAudition isnt your average, mediocre rock band, they are a downright addictive dance-rock-pop-punk band from Chicago, IL, who is ready to give the Chicago scene a much needed jolt. Like their contemporaries in bands like Fall Out Boy, Alkaline Trio and Spitalfield, theAudition sings songs full of melody and catchy choruses that evoke dancing and singing along from even the most jaded of listeners.
Their Victory Records debut album, Controversy Loves Company, is full of infectious songs that are upbeat and heartfelt. This is the band and the album that will finally reinvent the phrase "pop punk." theAudition is here to take the scene to the next level. Believe the hype!
theAudition was formed in 2003 in the suburbs of Chicago by Ryan OConnor (drums) and Joe Lussa (bass) who both shared a common love for music and the desire to tour. The band went through the usual baby band lineup changes, then added Seth Johnson on guitar and started playing local shows alongside bands like June and The Academy Iswith fans being immediately excited by theAudition. With a new demo in hand and half a years worth of local touring accomplished, theAudition was discovered by like-minded local label Victory Records and immediately signed a record deal. A month after signing, theAudition lost their original singer and was on the search for a replacement. The band found a soulmate in Danny Stevens, who came straight out of motor city, Detroit, Michigan. Ryan spoke of Dannys inception in the band, saying "I made some calls to a few people I knew and the one person I really connected with was Danny. We both shared the same passion for music and after writing Youve Made Us Conscious we knew that he was meant to be in theAudition