Decoder have changed their name to Lead Hands due to member departures and a lawsuit. Joining the band are guitarist Vinny Capitani & bassist/clean vocalist Liam Thomas, both formerly of Bones.
Jack Appleby on 03/01/12 - 06:47 PM
We have confirmed with a source close to the band that Kurt Travis (ex-DGD, A Lot Like Birds) and Matt Geise (Lower Definition) will cover lead vocals on Dance Gavin Dance's upcoming tour with A Lot Like Birds, Decoder, and Just Like Vinyl.

Update: Dance Gavin Dance have confirmed Kurt and Geise will sing this tour, but Jonny Craig has not been kicked out of the band.
Jack Appleby on 02/08/12 - 10:47 AM
Spencer Pearson of Decoder has left the band.
From the PostIf your not happy with what ever it may be make sure you make the right choice i know i did by leaving and now i feel a million times better, everything happens for a reason.

Submitted by Ohaidere

Update: The band has released the following statement.
MessageWe recently decided to part ways with our vocalist, Spencer Pearson, due to recurring issues with drugs and alcohol that reinforced a lack of effort and poor performance on his behalf. It wasn’t easy, but it was necessary. After many long talks to try and get him to clean up his act on and off stage it began to get too out of hand. As a band friendship is first and...
Jason Tate on 02/01/12 - 03:59 PM
Decoder will be heading out with A Lot Like Birds (Kurt Travis), Just Like Vinyl (Thomas Erak), and Dance Gavin Dance in January and February. Dates can be seen in the replies.

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Dre Okorley on 12/22/11 - 06:19 PM
Decoder's van broke down recently and they could use some help to get to the next date on their tour.

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Matthew Tsai on 08/04/11 - 11:17 AM
Decoder's new video for "Believers" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/13/11 - 10:35 AM
Dates for the Rise Records Tour featuring Memphis May Fire, Decoder, Ten After Two and That's Outrageous! can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/26/11 - 08:56 AM
Decoder has released a teaser for their upcoming video for "Believers". Head to the replies to see it.

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PeeDster on 02/07/11 - 02:42 AM
Watch Decoder play a full set right here.

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Blake Solomon on 01/31/11 - 08:40 AM
In a new interview, Jack from Decoder (ex-VersaEmerge, Oceana) discusses how being on Rise Records has actually helped the band in terms of sticking out.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/11 - 03:39 PM
I think I'm safer in an airplane
Staff ReviewsDecoder - Decoder (Ryan Gardner)
Ryan Gardner on 01/17/11 - 08:09 AM
Brian of The Summer Set, Decoder, and Bright and Early are on The Gunz Show tonight.
Christian Wagner on 01/16/11 - 07:51 PM
Head to the replies to see the tour dates for Emarosa's upcoming tour with Chiodos, Go Radio and Decoder.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/13/11 - 01:43 PM
Emarosa will be heading out on tour with support from Chiodos, Go Radio, and Decoder.

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PeeDster on 01/13/11 - 01:38 AM
An interview with Decoder (ex members of Oceana, Of Machines) can be read here.

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Blake Solomon on 01/11/11 - 10:22 PM
Decoder posted a new song called "Believers" on Facebook. You can also hear clips of their upcoming album on Amazon.

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Matthew Tsai on 01/03/11 - 04:39 PM
Decoder's new guitarist is Anthony Sepe.

Submitted by StepsInADance
Matthew Tsai on 12/30/10 - 07:27 PM
Emarosa will headline the Rise Records US Tour with PMToday and Decoder as support.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/29/10 - 10:22 AM
If Decoder gets 10,000 likes on Facebook, they will release a new song.

Submitted by StepsInADance
Matthew Tsai on 12/26/10 - 06:33 PM
Decoder's album is now available for pre-order at MerchNow.

Submitted by Brent Guistwite
Matthew Tsai on 12/03/10 - 04:04 PM
Decoder has posted a new song on Myspace entitled "The Horrid." Their debut album will drop on January 18th. The track list can be found here.

Submitted by multiple users
Matthew Tsai on 11/30/10 - 10:20 PM
A new video interview with Decoder (ex-Oceana & Of Machines) of Rise Records is now viewable.

Submitted by JoeSledger
Ryan Gardner on 11/16/10 - 08:25 PM
Decoder, who just recently signed to Rise Records, has posted new demos on myspace. The band is currently in the studio with Matt Malpass.
Rohan Kohli on 08/28/10 - 03:15 PM
According to Decoder's (ex-Oceana, Of Machines, VersaEmerge) Facebook, they have signed to Rise Records.

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Christian Wagner on 08/24/10 - 10:13 AM
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