Formed in 2009 and signed by
Hopeless Records shortly after, We Are The In Crowd is a band that had
all their dominoes poised and ready to fall in their favor in quick
succession. Armed with an irresistible combo of male and female vocals,
the handful of vibrant songs the group have released are only tastes of
what's on the horizon.
Originally a studio project between Tay Jardine (vocals), Jordan Eckes (guitar/vocals), and Mike Ferri (bass) there was an obvious chemistry that they felt could be better translated through a full-band sound. When Rob Chianelli and Cameron Hurley joined on drums and guitar, respectively, the Poughkeepsie, NY, natives found their niche in the sort of straightforward, brutally honest pop songs that only those in the throes of young adulthood could convey. Whether it's a feeling of being tongue-tied, or heartbroken, or betrayed, each emotion earns a new life through the words and music of this quintet.
Their Hopeless Records debut, Guaranteed to Disagree, recorded with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, Cartel) was released on June 8th, 2010. The EP consists of 7 infectious tracks of up-tempo pop-rock, with alternating bittersweet/biting lyrics and unflappable, melodies that will leave you with a bit of nostalgia. The dual vocalists express a give-and-take that feels like an eavesdropped conversation with a dash of battle of the sexes, before joining in choruses of mutual understanding. Jardine describes the vocal volleyball as the secret to getting their views across. "With two vocalists, we think it's a great way to illustrate two opinions because you can clearly hear the difference between our voices. We based a lot of the songs around the idea of having two opinions to every situation."