The Note Presents
40 Below Summer
Cranely Gardens, The Loud Company
142 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
This event is 21 and over
40 Below Summer
The morning after. We've all had them. Waking up bleary-eyed, wondering where you are, how you got there, and who the hell is sleeping next to you. The good news is that it's a new day -- you can get up, get out, and get on with your life. For 40 Below Summer, The Mourning After is the perfect title for their second full-length album, coming on the heels of a two-year rollercoaster ride that found the band plumbing their lowest depths and reaching their highest highs, and somehow pouring it all into what is sure to be one of the most distinctive and powerful heavy rock releases of 2003.
"We went through a two-year personal, emotional holocaust," says singer Max Illidge. "Not just as a band, but individually too. Looking around at some of the things people in this band went through, both personally and professionally, I can say it was a tough year or two."
The seeds of 40 Below Summer were sown in 1998, when drummer and Peruvian native Carlos Aguilar started jamming with singer Illidge. Joe D'Amico came into the fold next, followed by Jordan Plingos and Puerto Rican-born Hector Graziani. A self-released EP called Sideshow Freaks and constant gigging in New Jersey and New York helped foster a buzz about the band, and after numerous showcases on both coasts, a deal was signed with London/Sire Records. Their major label debut, Invitation To The Dance, was rele ased in October of 2001, produced by the legendary GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Kittie).
Following one label-supported run on the Jagermeister Music Tour, with Drowning Pool, Coal Chamber, and Ill Nino, making things work on their own is exactly what 40 Below Summer did -- with the help of an incredibly devoted and growing fan base. "It's pretty uplifting, especially when we're just out in a van playing smaller clubs, and the kids are crazy," continues Plingos. "They follow us, they're just so psyched for you to be there, they want to talk to you and tell you what they thought about the show. It's just nuts to see what five guys in a van can do.
Cranely Gardens was born in the suburbs of South Jersey by a few guys who wanted to have some fun and create something heavy.
After a few lineup changes and plenty of local shows, CG is now beginning to branch out towards new horizons.
After a few years of writing, playing, and screwing around, CG will be recording their first EP with the best songs of the past four years.
With big moves happening after the new year you should expect to see more of the band in different areas as well as reaching out to fellow musicians to get on the road!