PENCEY PREP was an American rock band from
Belleville, New Jersey .
* 1 Background
* 2 After
* 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 members came from local punk bands, Frank
Iero from Sector 12 and
Neil Sabatino from Stick Figure Suicide.
While a student at
Rutgers University , Iero was guitarist and lead
vocalist for Prencey Prep. Between 2000 and 2001,
Pencey Prep signed
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
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 was the name of the school that
the main character Holden got expelled from.
AFTER PENCEY PREP
Shortly after their 2002 release
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
Gerard Way .
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
* Tim Hagevik - drums
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 Biography .
* ^ A B C D E La Bella , p. 19.
Pencey Prep Billboard .
* ^ La Bella , p. 17.
Allmusic 2002 .
Allmusic 2004 .
* ^ Wien , p. 113.
* ^ A B
* ^ 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 ,
* "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 performs at local music shop's grand opening in
Examiner.com , Clarity Digital Group, LLC, 5 September
2013 access-date= requires url= (help )
* Harris, Chris (10 November 2008), "
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
Pencey Prep Official site, retrieved 13 February 2014