The Academy Is...

The Academy Is...

The Academy Is...

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Top Songs

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Skeptics and True Believers
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The Phrase That Pays
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We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands
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Attention
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Black Mamba [Three in the Morning Party Mix]E

Albums

  • Lost In Pacific Time ; The AP/EP

    Sep 2009 • 5 songs

  • Winter Passing

    Dec 2008 • 1 song

  • Fast Times At Barrington High

    Aug 2008 • 12 songs

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The Academy Is...

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Formerly in rival bands on the Chicago local scene, guitarist Mike Carden and vocalist William Beckett came together in 2003 to mark the beginning of emo-pop outfit the Academy Is... (originally named "the Academy"). Naming influences from U2 to Weezer to Pink Floyd, the duo added bassist Adam Siska (Beckett's classmate from high school), along with a second guitarist and drummer, to record 2004's The Academy EP for hometown label LLR Recordings. As luck would have it, fellow Chicagoan Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) heard the release and brought the band to the attention of his cur...
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