Storm The Beaches are a rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of vocalist Mark Mikina, guitarist Wills Mayo, bassist Jon Adams, and drummer David Favazza. The quartet have released two EPs to date, 2009’s Gifts From Sea and 2010’s The Color Earth, both containing the band’s trademark brand of heartfelt and scintillating melodic-rock songs with a pop edge. After signing to Apparition Records in early 2012, the band began work on their debut full-length, due to be titled Hemisphere, which they demoed for a couple of months before entering Right Right Recording studios in late-April with producer Trevor Simpson (You, Me, And Everyone We Know, ‘Gifts From Sea’ & ‘The Color Earth’). The album’s first single “Someday Came Suddenly” was released on August 14th 2012 and second single “Full Circle” will be released on September 10th 2012. The album itself is slated for an October 23rd release.
Speaking about the second single, vocalist Mark Mikina says; “I wrote the song as a personal anthem for living life to the fullest. The lyrics are the story of a boy (me) whose family, teachers, and friends were questioning and doubting what I was doing with my life. I knew from a young age that I was going to take my chances at my dreams and I also knew that the people doubting me never did; they just played it safe, and I always rebutted; “Can’t you see that we are all in the same boat? We’re all floating in this river of life and unless you do something to steer it, it will always steer you. You have to find something that you love because no matter how much money you are making, if you’re not happy, you have failed miserably. Find something that makes you happy and no matter what else, you have won. A few people who have heard the song have misinterpreted it as a religious song. The chorus ‘We fell from Grace and Grace was all we had to keep us from our fate’ is about the church I went to as a boy, Grace Fellowship Church. Through my religious upbringing, I realized that what people told me was ‘best’ or ‘right’ for me may not be the path for me to feel fulfilled. The people I was told to look up to were literally forcing me to run away from the very things that made me the happiest and feeling fulfilled; my art and my band. The last line of the chorus is ‘So if you’ve found the thing you love, just do it before it becomes too late’ and really, what that means is that if you’re lucky enough to have found something that makes you happy and makes you feel fulfilled… do it.