After successfully emerging from a drug treatment program, FATs very own mailorder guru Chicken (also the bassist of Western Addiction) had to figure out something constructive to do with his time. He began writing songs, and soon thereafter gathered up some pals and started a band called DEAD TO ME. The songs were great, and so were the guys he gathered. One of them just happened to be his cousin, while the other two (Jack and Brandon) once served time in the Army One Man Army that is! As a full band the writing continued, bringing us to the release of their first full length Cuban Ballerina. With Jack and Chicken sharing vocal duties, theres never a dull moment, making for a perfect album front to back. DEAD TO MEs sound is reminiscent of a range of 80s punk bands, from Stiff Little Fingers and The Buzzcocks, to Bay Area greats like Crimpshrine and Jawbreaker. Recently the band played NOFXs Myspace secret show where they were warmly received by both fans and press alike. Having great success touring throughout California, the band is primed and ready to head out on the road full force in support of Cuban Ballerina.