New Jersey natives Midtown debut at number 90 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart this week with over 11,153 units sold of their debut major label release LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE (Drive-Thru/MCA Records). The band is currently touring the country opening for Face To Face and will appear on this summer’s Warped Tour.
Comprised of singer/bassist Gabe Saporta, drummer Rob Hitt and guitarists Tyler Rann and Heath Saraceno, Midtown formed in the Fall of 1998 while all were freshman at Rutger’s University in New Jersey. They have since enjoyed an unexpected and exceptionally fast ascent. In February of 1999 they released THE SACRIFICE OF LIFE EP on Jersey indie Pinball Records. In January 2000 they signed with California indie Drive-Thru Records and released SAVE THE WORLD, LOSE THE GIRL which has sold over 50,000 copies to date and has drawn attention from fans, critics and peers across the nation.
Produced by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, blink-182), the new album builds on the themes that have always inspired Midtown’s music: betrayal, forgiveness, loyalty, love and power. LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE was released on Drive-Thru/MCA Records April 14th.