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Alter The Press! Presents: The Mid-Summer Classic

Since forming in 2008, LA's The Mid-Summer Classic have shared the stage with a mix bag of bands, most notably 12 Stones, Brokencyde, Rev Theory, Meriwether and Blood On The Dancefloor. Nevertheless the five-piece have gone from strength to strength with their accessible pop-rock style, one that is bound to please fans of All Time Low and We The Kings.

With catchy, upbeat numbers like 'Never Let You Go', The Mid-Summer Classic's sound has urgency and is instantly favorable with their first EP ('Live While You're Young') showing plenty of promise.

For Fans Of: All Time Low, We The Kings, Cartel and You Me At Six.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
The Mid-Summer Classic: Alter The Press! and its' readers are more than just fans of music. These are people that breathe music. People that have made their iPods a new body part. These are the same people that teamed up together and formed The Mid-Summer Classic. We make music we love to hear, and if you're on Alter The Press!, you've already proven to be a fan of music no matter the labels.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
The Mid-Summer Classic: The band was formed in late 2008 by Eric Hebert and Aaron Trahan. The band began playing shows in January of 2009. Within the first month of coming to the music scene, the band won a local Battle of the Bands which gave them an opening spot for a Mardi Gras concert featuring 12 Stones, Rev Theory, Meriwether, and Tyler Read. During that year, the band has kept busy with opening for other national acts as well as playing the largest nightclub in the country, Club La Vela, in Panama City, Florida. Also during the year, the band recorded their first EP, "Live While You're Young", at Little House Productions with producer, Brian Beyt.

The EP was released in March of 2010. Throughout this time, Eric was the frontman of the band. However, Eric decided to step down from the vocalist to guitarist and the band began to look for a new singer. While looking around for a new singer, Aaron came across one of Robert's covers he uploaded on YouTube. The band immediately became interested and figured it was worth a shot seeing if he would be interested in the position. After talking for a while, Robert decided to become a part of the band and moved from Malibu, CA to Lafayette, LA in June of 2010. Since then, the band has been working on new material and getting ready to start touring this summer.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
The Mid-Summer Classic: The opportunity of being flown to Nashville, TN this April to play at Rocketown for the To Write Love On Her Arms benefit show.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
The Mid-Summer Classic: Putting out a new EP and a lot of touring and seeing new faces.

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