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United States - New Jersey

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The Successful Failures

Originally an alt country/lo-fi side project for Mick Chorba (of Dipsomaniacs) this NJ band has evolved into a full blown rock force - mixing Superchunkish blasts of indie-rock with Americana and jangly pop influences. The Successful Failures released their very successful full-length, self titled, debut CD in the summer of 2006. In 2007 the band released a five song Ep ("Bridges over the Delaware") and their critically acclaimed sophmore effort, "Ripe for the Burning". The Successful Failures spent some time in the summer of 07 in Knoxville, TN recording with Superdrag drummer turned producer Don Coffey Jr - the album's single, "All I Can Take", is the fruit of their labors. In 2008 the band played a series of well attended mini-tours with stops in Chicago, Madison, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Philadelphia, Richmond, Morgantown WV and more. The band released a digital only 3-song single called "Time to Sell" in December of 2008. SF is currently recording their 3rd full length album and plan on more touring to support the new CD which will be released in early 2010.

Some reviews:

"In short, Ripe for the Burning", brings back everything great about organic, roaring, kicking, melodic 80's indie-rock, from the Libertines/U.S. (what with the roots), to Big Dipper, Tim-era Replacements, etc… (and nowadays Sloan). Factor in the humor of "Niki Zerenberg" (a teenage fanzine dude) and "Never Moving Out" (sorry, mom!), and the deal's sealed. Ripe is one heck of a great-fun LP, perfect to sing along to – "burned" or bought" (Jack Rabid in The Big Takeover May 2008).

"With their fab merging of crunchy power-chord pop and Stonesy drive, these Jersey rockers, with Mick Chorba of Dipsomaniacs fame leading the charge, are one of the best bands going. One listen to the rousingly infectious "All I Can Take" will hook you" (Pop Culture Press Magazine, Austin, TX, 2008).