Off The Record formed in the spring of 1997. From 1997 to 1999, they played extensively throughout California, where their unique punk style and energetic live show gained them recognition, eventually landing them a contract with Tooth & Nail Records. After signing with Tooth & Nail, Off The Record recorded their first album, Remember When, at the infamous Blasting Room with legendary musicians and producers Bill Stevenson and Stephan Egerton. Off The Record then began touring and opening for national acts, such as Papa Roach, MXPX, POD, The Vandals and a number of others. In the summer of 2001, they parted ways with Tooth & Nail and signed with New School Records. The band recorded their second album, Mulligan, at Orange Crush Studios in December 2001 and had it produced by Scott Silletta (frontman of Plankeye & Fanmail). Since then, Off The Record have found themselves constantly on the road with artists such as Dogwood, Evergreen Terrace, Relient K, Anberline, Don’t Look Down and Over It.
In mid-2003, Off The Record was approached by Ryan Greene – one of punk rock’s most respected producers – about putting his talent to work for them. Neither Off The Record nor New School could turn his proposal down, so the band went into the studio in the summer of 2003. Off The Record’s newest release, Nothing New, will soon be a punk masterpiece! The quintet combines metal, punk and pop to create a five-track EP of catchy melodies that will leave you singing and head banging along for hours. This is definitely a gateway to a very bright future!
“This Los Angeles-based crew belts out fast, melodic punk rock just the way you like it... features intelligent lyrics with an appealing combination of metal and punk, which is hard to resist.” – Revelation Records
“Nothing New is a huge step forward from Mulligan, and all five tracks are potential hits. After several years of hard work and dedication, it looks like things for Off The Record are paying off!” – Highwire Daze