primary-photoGenre: Rock , Powerpop
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When his new band wanted to play a show in their hometown of Chicago, guitarist Phil Kosch agreed, but said they???d have to perform under a pseudonym to prevent his old group (which included his brother among its members) from finding out. ???I hadn???t told them I was quitting and the two bands knew each other from the local scene,??? he explains. ???I wanted to avoid any problems.??? Kosch, a bit of a history buff, suggested Treaty Of Paris as a temporary moniker. ???It had a nice ring to it,??? he laughs. ???Picking a band name is always tough, but that one seemed to go over really well.???
The name stuck, and within a few months Treaty of Paris (rounded out by vocalist Mike Chorvat, guitarist/vocalist Dan Wade, bassist/vocalist Brandon Capetillo and drummer Chris Insidioso) were generating staying power within the same competitive music scene that bred the likes of Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is and Rise Against.
The band hit the ground running in January 2005, recording demos and playing to sold-out crowds at Schuba???s, Double Door, Metro, and other Chicago and Midwest venues with bands such as The New Amsterdams, Local H, Sum 41, Rise Against, Motion City Soundtrack, Lucky Boys Confusion, Lovedrug and Unwritten Law, among others.
When not onstage in front of awestruck audiences, the quintet spent time sharpening their songwriting skills, and by March had penned 20 complete songs, 6 of which were recorded for their Behind Our Calm Demeanors EP. The disc showcased Treaty Of Paris’ love affair with anthemic, poppy songs and compact arrangements. They celebrated the EP???s release by headlining a sold-out show at The Metro, where they tore up the stage to the delight of over 1000 rabid fans.
A self-booked fall tour of the midwest and east coast followed, and as the band???s first-ever road jaunt, it was not only an adventure, but also a crash course in the ways of the road. Each day was spent learning how to deal with smelly bandmates on six-hour trips, taking turns driving and sleeping, and most importantly, learning how to deliver a great performance no matter what the situation.

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