The Info List - Pencey Prep

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PENCEY PREP was an American rock band from Belleville, New Jersey .


* 1 Background * 2 After Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
* 3 Band members * 4 Discography

* 5 References

* 5.1 Citations * 5.2 Sources * 5.3 Online sources

* 6 External links


Several of the Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
members came from local punk bands, Frank Iero from Sector 12 and Neil Sabatino from Stick Figure Suicide. While a student at Rutgers University
Rutgers University
, Iero was guitarist and lead vocalist for Prencey Prep. Between 2000 and 2001, Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
signed with Eyeball Records . Like their label-mates Thursday , Pencey Prep was considered part of New Jersey's growing post-hardcore and punk scene. They performed across the United States alongside Atom it was later re-released under Eyeball Records in 2004. Low attendance during a three-week tour in the midwest and fighting within the band led to the bands demise, and by May 2002 the members of Pencey Prep parted ways.

According to the band's Myspace page, the name is taken from the book The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher In The Rye
; Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
was the name of the school that the main character Holden got expelled from.


Shortly after their 2002 release Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
disbanded and Iero played with the bands I Am A Graveyard, and Give Up The Ghost, before ultimately landing a spot as rhythm guitarist with My Chemical Romance . He signed with My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
days before they began recording their 2002 debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love , 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, " 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 The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys with Gerard Way .

Sabatino left Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
in 2001 and started Fairmont , originally a solo acoustic project; however, McGuire joined on bass shortly afterwards. Looking back at the early days of Sabatino's band Fairmont, he concedes "I so desperately 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 being fake and trying to write heavy music just to fit in with the rest of the New Jersey scene of the time." In 2007, McGuire joined Iero to form the hardcore band Leathermouth .


* Tim Hagevik - drums * Frank Iero
Frank Iero
- lead vocals, guitar * John McGuire - bass, backing vocals * Neil Sabatino - guitars, backing vocals * Shaun Simon - keyboards


* Trying to Escape the Inevitable (2000) * Long Walk to Forever (2000) * Heartbreak in Stereo (2002)



* ^ A B Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
Biography . * ^ A B C D E La Bella , p. 19. * ^ Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
Billboard . * ^ La Bella , p. 17. * ^ Allmusic 2002 . * ^ Allmusic 2004 . * ^ Wien , p. 113. * ^ A B Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
Myspace . * ^ Greenwald , p. 62. * ^ Rockszene . * ^ Wolk . * ^ A B Draisin . * ^ Harris .


* Greenwald, Andy (June 2005), "They Came From Outer Jersey", Spin , SPIN Media LLC, 21 (6), ISSN 0886-3032 * La Bella, Laura (2008), My Chemical Romance, Rosen Publishing , ISBN 9781404218185


* "Heartbreak in Stereo", Allmusic , All Media Network LLC., 2002, retrieved 13 February 2014 * " Heartbreak in Stereo ( Eyeball Records #20019)", Allmusic , All Media Network LLC., 2004, retrieved 13 February 2014 * Draisin, Deborah J. (2008), " Jersey Beat Interview: Fairmont", Jersey Beat , retrieved 13 February 2014 * " Frank Iero
Frank Iero
performs at local music shop's grand opening in Lyndhurst", Examiner.com , Clarity Digital Group, LLC, 5 September 2013 access-date= requires url= (help ) * Harris, Chris (10 November 2008), " Frank Iero
Frank Iero
Says My Chemical Romance Fans Will Be \'Bummed Out\' By Leathermouth", MTV
, retrieved 13 February 2014 * "About Pencey Prep", Myspace , archived from the original on 6 January 2009 * "Biography", Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
Official site, retrieved 13 February 2014

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