GenresEmo, Punk, Alternative, Post punk
LocationShawnee KS United States
Sounds LikeBrand New, Taking Back Sunday, Balance And Composure
Digital Locationwww.hazingkc.com musicpage.com/hazing
HistoryMember since: 11/19/2014 Year Founded: 2014
- Original material: 00 hrs : 30 min
- Cover material: 00 hrs : 30 min
- CDs released: 1
- CDs sold: 150
- Original Songs: 8
- Average Draw: 45
- Largest crowd: 150
- Have sound: Full PA
Hazing, the "saddest boys in Kansas City", is a fervidly charged Emo/Punk that has established itself as a driving force in just a few short months. They self-released their high-energy debut EP, Perfect Timing If We Run, in the fall of 2014. The release is a roller coaster of emotion, heavily influenced by the loss of a dear friend.
Connor Matthews was a founding member of the pop-punk outfit Mason City. Following his tragic death in 2012, the members of Mason City disbanded with broken hearts and uncertain futures. A couple of years later, however, Ed Spaunhorst, Josh King, and Brennan Pittman decided to begin writing music again, this time with more purpose than ever. The addition of drummer Vivid JoJo completed the four-piece, who began to release music as Hazing in July of 2014.
Citing influences like Brand New, Balance and Composure, and Citizen, Hazing's sound reflects a much darker side of the pop-punk spectrum, but without sacrificing any listenability. Already booking shows with high-caliber bands like Citizen, Dance Gavin Dance, Hostage Calm, SLAVES, and You Blew It! has helped Hazing gain exposure in the Midwest. Catch them on tour this spring!