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Halifax is a five-piece emo/pop punk-influenced rock band from Thousand Oaks, California. They formed in 2002 and are currently signed to Drive-Thru Records. They achieved notable success with their 2004 EP A Writer's Reference (selling over 33,000 copies to date), after making a cameo appearance on MTV's The Real World: Austin. The band's sophomore full-length album, The Inevitability of a Strange World, was released in May 2006.
The band Halifax started in Thousand Oaks, California as simple leisure activities of singer Mike Hunau and guitarist Chris Brandt, who would write songs out of boredom in Brandt's parents' house. They later recruited Justin Chlowitz on bass and siblings Dan and Matt Locascio on guitar and drums, respectively, to form a full-time touring band. Their band name originated from the Canadian city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the Locascio brothers had attended a hockey tournament. After several months of occasional touring, Halifax recorded their eleven-song debut album within a week in March 2003. The self-produced and self-funded Start Back at Start was licensed and released in June 2003 by Weymouth, Massachu...
|country||Thousand Oaks, California, United States|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| Mike Hunau|