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The Lives of Famous Men are the authors of music with soul; five friends who tired of music that glorified image above substance, and who had a desire to do something different. Each hailing from a unique musical background, singer Daniel Hall says this was an opportunity for them to “strive for something more meaningful.” The five, who include frontman Hall, guitarist Ari Katcher, drummer Dylan Mandel, bassist Andrew Totemoff, and keyboardist Jason Wahto, are passionate about what they do, but never take themselves too seriously.
In March of 2007, The Lives of Famous Men went into the studio with producer Stephan Hawkes to record their debut EP Rehearsal. Troy Glessner (Emery, As Tall as Lions) put the finishing touches on the record, delivering a punchy and powerful sound. Director Kurt Nishimura (The Decemberists) shot a video for the leadoff track “You’re Everyone I Know Right Now,” which recently aired on MTVU when The Lives of Famous Men were selected as the artist of the week by MTVU’s Best Music on Campus.
Following the release of Rehearsal, The Lives of Famous Men instantly garnered recognition as the #1 unsigned artist on purevolume.com and as a featured band in Alternative Press Magazine’s AP&R column (issue #232, Nov. 2007). They also earned a spot on the 6-week Triple Crown Clothing tour with Youinseries and National Product, which took them across the country. A brief run with Shiny Toy Guns capped off their summer touring and fall brought another cross-country outing including a stop in St. Cloud, Florida to record their follow-up EP Modern Love, The Wooden Vehicle with producer James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Paramore).
Modern Love, The Wooden Vehicle showcases not only musical growth and a wealth of eclectic sounds ranging from jazz to Motown to flamenco to modern pop, but also James Paul Wisner’s masterful engineering. In the short time since its release, Modern Love, The Wooden Vehicle has already created a strong buzz among online publications with its debut on smartpunk.com as one of the top 5 best selling albums. With increasing press and strong momentum, the goals of The Lives of Famous Men remain the same: to write the music they love and to reach as many listeners as possible.