THE STORY OF THE NINJAVIDUALS The Ninjaviduals were formed in Winnetka, Illinois in late 2004 when someone broke his arm in a scooter accident. It was decided that Joe Presser would play keyboards, his brother Eastman Presser would play drums, local "fun-man" Josh Rodin would play guitar, and Joe Winer would play bass guitar. Combining their talents, The Ninjaviduals created a sound entirely their own, consisting of cool rock music with a beat you can dance to. They began writing songs and practicing in the Presser's attic, a place that rock history would not soon forget. Soon after their creation, The Ninjaviduals started playing shows at all the local venues such as "The Winnetka Youth Center," "The Warming House," and "The Highland Park Borders: Books Music and Café." People welcomed the new sound into their emo-ridden neighborhood. The Ninjaviduals built a fan-base featuring all sorts of great people. They all liked to dance. The Ninjaviduals are not actually ninjas, although they do have a friend who is a ninja. His name is John Benjamin, and he is one of their biggest supporters. With the assistance of some guy named Taylor, The Ninjaviduals entered the Emergenza competition and played shows all over Chicago at venues such as "The Note," "The Double Door," and "The Metro." They really enjoyed themselves. As it turned out, even people of legal drinking age could enjoy The Ninjaviduals. After reaching the North American finals of the competition, they decided it was time to record an album. In spring of 2006 The Ninjaviduals went to Chicago and met a man named Edgars Legsdinz at a place called Blue Room Studio. A musician of sorts himself, Edgars said he would record their album, and after two weekends of fun, adventure, lots of sandwiches, and some hard work, "Ninjaphobia!" was complete. Everyone was truly proud of what they had accomplished. Although The Ninjaviduals and Edgars never saw each other ever again, their friendship lives on. One day, The Ninjaviduals happened to be walking through Wilmette when their arch nemesis, a ninja, began to chase them! They ran and ran, and as they passed Wilmette Village Hall their friend Bo Olson happened to take a picture. Luckily, The Ninjaviduals escaped from the ninja. They decided that the picture of the event would make a fitting cover. And so it was. So eventually, "Ninjaphobia!" was truly completed. The album was picked up by Secret Box Records as their first official release. The Ninjaviduals and their fans enjoy the new album, and now it's online so that everyone can enjoy it. Isn't that really cool? The Ninjaviduals pretty much stopped playing shows after half of the band went away to college. However, they say that if you walk by the Presser's attic the right time of day you can still hear those boys playin' their cool beats. WHAT THE NINJAVIDUALS SOUND LIKE The Ninjaviduals combine all sorts of influences. Listen for yourself. It's really fun rock music that anyone can dance to. It's cool, don't worry about it. WHY YOU SHOULD BUY "NINJAPHOBIA!" The Ninjaviduals are really nice guys. If you were the one who had written these songs and recorded this album, they would probably be on this website buying it from you. That's just what they're like. Plus, it's only 10 dollars. That's a really sweet deal. IF YOU'D LIKE THE NINJAVIDUALS TO VISIT YOUR TOWN Write them a letter or an email. Visit their myspace and be friends with them. They would love to go to your town.
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