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The Academy Is...

Band, 2003-2011 US, Chicago

The Academy Is... was an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 2003. Before disbanding, they were signed by the Decaydance imprint of the Fueled by Ramen label. They were originally known as "The Academy", but added the "Is..." in 2004 to avoid legal complications with other established bands already under that name. The band released three studio albums, Almost Here, Santi, and Fast Times at Barrington High, and four EPs. The band announced its break-up on 8 October 2011. In May 2015, lead singer William Beckett announced that the band would reunite at Riot Fest 2015 in Chicago. In addition the core members of the band Beckett, Mike Carden and Adam Siska, as well as Andy Mrotek and Ian Crawford (both of whom had not originally been part of the band), reunited for a farewell

PortraitMichael Carden
g US
PortraitAndy Mrotek
dr, bvoc
PortraitThomas Conrad
g, as
PortraitWilliam Beckett
voc, bvoc *1985 US
PortraitAdam T. Siska
Popular Tracks   
About a Girl on Fast Times At Barrington High by The Academy Is...
Slow Down on Almost Here by The Academy Is...
The Phrase That Pays on Almost Here by The Academy Is...
We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands on Santi by The Academy Is...
Attention on Almost Here by The Academy Is...
Almost Here on Almost Here by The Academy Is...
Summer Hair = Forever Young on Fast Times At Barrington High by The Academy Is...
Skeptics and True Believers on Almost Here by The Academy Is...
Everything We Had on Santi by The Academy Is...
Checkmarks on Almost Here by The Academy Is...

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
About A GirlThe Academy Is...2009Album
Lost In Pacific Time The AP/EPThe Academy Is...2009Album
Summer Hair=Forever YoungThe Academy Is...2008Album
(Fast Times At Barrington High)The Academy Is...2008Album
Fueled By Ramen Decaydance Singles Limited Edition Box SetThe Academy Is... / Gym Class Heroes / Cute Is What We Aim For / Paramore / Cobra Starship2008Single
NeighborsThe Academy Is...2007Album
SantiThe Academy Is...2007Album
We've Got A Big Mess On Our HandsThe Academy Is...2007Single
I Write Sins Not Tragedies / Slow DownPanic! At The Disco / The Academy Is...2006Single
Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)Cobra Starship With The Academy Is..., Gym Class Heroes And The Sounds2006Single
CheckmarksThe Academy Is...2006Single
The Phrase That PaysThe Academy Is...2006Album
CheckmarksThe Academy Is...2005Single
The Phrase That PaysThe Academy Is...2005Single
Almost HereThe Academy Is...2005Album
The AcademyThe Academy Is...2004Album
DemonstrationThe Academy Is...2001Album
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