Although their memorable songs and melodic, hard-driving sound has earned them demo deals with both Immortal and Columbia, If All Else Fails decided to stick to their punk rock roots and pursue independent status in the spring of 2005. They haven't looked back. Their music, a refreshing change from the love-angst emo and sugary pop-punk flooding todays popular radio, is rooted in classic songwriting, diverse melodies, pounding rhythms and a variety of lyrical topics ranging from the hypocrisy of fundamentalism to the uncaring greed of the modern American dream, fallen poets to falling bombs. In fact, it is their substance over style attitude that has earned them such a fiercely loyal fanbase; one that stretches from their home at the edge of California's San Andreas fault to the far reaches of the country, and increasingly, the world. It is a fanbase that resonates with their DIY ethic and their intelligent and powerful brand of punk rock. --When we play live, we are constantly rewarded by our fans responses, both on a visceral and cerebral level. I mean, here you have a kid moshing, pogoing, completely lost in the energy and passion of the music, and somehow he still looks us in the eyes and sings the words back to us at his favorite parts; it's really something special,-- says lead singer and lyricist Ryan Murphy. --The lack of sincerity in popular music today disgusts us, and were hell-bent on providing songs and shows that are completely honest and engaging-- IAEF is currently preparing plans for extensive touring.
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