We started Pipedown in the summer of 1997 in Grass Valley, CA. It initially consisted of myself, Jason Omundsen, and Josh White. Jason and I played guitar while Josh filled in on drums. After a month or so of working through various parts we found a bass player by the name of Shahn Riley. After about another month of playing the word got around that we were need of a singer, so our friend Adam Kline referred us to Ean Elliot, who had recently moved back to the area after living in Pismo Beach for a few years. This lineup worked on original material for a couple of months until Shahn left the band to pursue interests in school. We found another bass player named Jonah Nishihira, however after our short stint with him we found another bassist, Ryan Pfannenstein. After a year and a half of playing local shows and recording/distributing our first couple demos, Josh left the band and was replaced by our current drummer Jack Jeffries. During the summer of 2000 Ryan left the band and was replaced by Doug Wellmon. In January of 2001 we recorded our first full-length album, “Enemies of Progress”, at the Art of Ears studio with Andy Ernst (AFI, Rancid, Green Day, Swingin’ Utters, Nerve Agents). The album was released in November of 2001 and a US tour with Anti-Flag, Against All Authority, Thrice and Virus Nine shortly followed. Plans for the rest of 2002 include touring as much as possible, working on new material, and towards the end of the year begin to piece together the next album. We look forward to the rest of this year, as we continue to support “Enemies of Progress” and continually grow as individuals, as well as a band. Thanks for your time and taking an interest in what we are doing.
-James K, of Pipedown
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