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Pencey Prep was an American punk rock band from Belleville, New Jersey.


Background

Before Pencey Prep, two of the members played in local punk bands; Frank Iero from Sector 12 and Neil Sabatino from Stick Figure Suicide. While a student at Rutgers University, Iero was the guitarist and lead vocalist for Pencey Prep. Along with their label-mates Thursday, Pencey Prep was considered part of New Jersey's growing post-hardcore and punk scene, and in 2001, they signed with Eyeball Records. They performed multiple times alongside Nada Surf and one-off shows with Atom & His Package, The Strokes, and New Found Glory among others at New Jersey's 1st Surf and Skate Festival in Asbury Park, NJ. Pencey Prep released their only full-length album ''
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'' in 2001 and was released by Eyeball Records. Low attendance during a three-week tour in the Midwest United States and fighting within the band led to the band's demise and by May 2002 the members parted ways. According to the band's
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page, the name is taken from the book ''The Catcher In The Rye''; Pencey Prep was the name of the school that the main character Holden got expelled from.


After Pencey Prep

Sabatino left Pencey Prep in 2001 and started Fairmont, originally a solo acoustic project; however, McGuire joined on bass shortly afterward. Looking back at the early days of Fairmont, Sabatino notes he "wanted it to be my former band Pencey Prep, I built the band up to being a five-piece with two guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, vocals, and a screamer. That lineup lasted very briefly I had felt in a way that I was ..trying to write heavy music just to fit in with the rest of the New Jersey scene of the time." From 2004-2007 McGuire played in Fairmont with Sabatino after reconciling and in 2007, McGuire joined Iero as touring bass player of the hardcore band
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. Shortly after their 2002 release with Eyeball Records, Pencey Prep disbanded and Iero began playing with the bands I Am A Graveyard and Give Up The Ghost, before landing a spot as rhythm guitarist with
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'', also released under Eyeball Records. The experience Iero gained from playing live with Pencey Prep, according to Laura La Bella's biography ''My Chemical Romance'' "bec e invaluable when the band eventually booked live shows other than basement parties." Keyboardist Simon went on to tour with My Chemical Romance, as well as co-author the 2013 comic-book series ''
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'' with Gerard Way.


Members

Final Line-Up * Tim Hagevik – drums (1999–2002) *
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– guitars (1999–2002) and lead vocals (2000–02) * John McGuire – bass and backing vocals (1999–2002) *
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– keyboards (1999–2002) Former members * Bruno Rocha – vocals (1999–2000) * Neil Sabatino – guitars and backing vocals (2000–01)


Discography

Albums *''
Heartbreak in Stereo ''Heartbreak in Stereo'' is the debut and only studio album by the American rock band Pencey Prep. Content The nineteen track album was released on compact disc and digital download with Eyeball Records, on November 26, 2001. The album is produ ...
'' (2001, Eyeball Records) ''Singles'' *''...Trying to Escape the Inevitable.'' (2000, Riversideriot) *''Long Walk to Forever'' (2000, Self-Released)


List of songs recorded by Pencey Prep


References

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External links

* * {{DEFAULTSORT:Pencey Prep Musical groups established in 1998 Musical groups disestablished in 2002 Musical groups from New Jersey