The Academy Is

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The Academy Is...almost never was. Front man William Beckett and guitarist Mike Carden grew up as rivals, in separate bands on the Chicago local music scene. William eventually left his band, wanting to take music more seriously and looking for someone who shared his passion. Mike's band broke up also and the two gradually found themselves talking more and more; engulfed in amazing conversations about music. After realizing they were very much alike, they decided to try their hand at writing songs together and The Academy Is...was born.

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The Academy Is - Fast Times At Barrington High

30th September 2008 -

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Album review of 'Fast Times At Barrington High' by The Academy Is. Having just completed a string of dates in the UK, The Academy Is. now release the follow-up to 2007's impressive 'Santi' record....

The Academy Is - Summer Hair = Forever Young

9th September 2008 -

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Summer Hair = Forever Young video from The Academy Is. The Academy Is release a new single 'Summer Hair = Forever Young' and album 'Fast Times At Barrington High' on September 15th 2008 through Fueled...

The Academy Is - Santi

8th May 2007 -

 Review

The Academy Is. Santi Album Review About to embark on a huge American tour with +44 and label mates Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is. are a quintet hailing from Chicago. Tipped in some...

The Academy Is, We’ve Got A Big Mess On Our Hands, Video

22nd March 2007 -

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The Academy IsWe’ve Got A Big Mess On Our HandsVideo‘We’ve Got A Big Mess On Our Hands’ is the first single to be taken from The Academy Is’ new album ‘Santi’. Chicago quintet The Academy...

The Academy Is, The Phrase That Pays, Video Stream

5th September 2006 -

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The Academy Is The Phrase That Pays Video StreamThe Phrase That Pays is the new single from Chicago quintet, The Academy Is (TAI). Their first UK visit saw them complete the hugely successful 'Ambitious Ones...

The Academy Is - Checkmarks

30th May 2006 -

 Review

The Academy Is CheckmarksSingle ReviewBy the time you've begun to pigeonhole this little number into a comfortable niche of sensitive, plaintive indie rock, the chorus kicks in like a metaphorical rabbit punch. Slick production emphasises...

The Academy Is, Checkmarks, Video Stream

9th May 2006 -

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The Academy Is Checkmarks Video StreamThe Academy Is… are set to release their first commercial single 'Checkmarks', taken from their debut album Almost Here, on May 29 through Fueled By Ramen Records. 'Checkmarks' will...

The Academy Is, Come Down, Video Streams

31st January 2006 -

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The Academy IsCome DownVideo StreamsThe Academy Is…almost never was. Frontman William Beckett and guitarist Mike Carden grew up as rivals, in separate bands on the Chicago local music scene. William eventually left his band, wanting...

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29th August 2007

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