18th & Addison

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18th & Addison
Origin Toms River, New Jersey, United States
Genres
Years active 2013–present
Labels
  • 18th & Addison LLC [1][2]
  • Ashley Talent International, LLC [3]
Website www.18thandaddison.bigcartel.com
Members
  • Tom Kunzman
  • Kait DiBenedetto

18th & Addison is an American rock duo from Toms River, New Jersey, formed in 2013. The band consists of vocalists and guitarists Tom Kunzman and Kait DiBenedetto. The group released one EP in 2015 and its debut studio album Makeshift Monster in 2016.

History[edit]

2013–14: Formation[edit]

18th & Addison formed in November 2013 as an acoustic duo by Tom Kunzman and Kait DiBenedetto. Kunzman was formerly in the punk band A Criminal Risk and DiBenedetto was one of MTV’s first recording artists with her band Just Kait. She is also the guitarist in the band What’s Eating Gilbert, the side project of Chad Gilbert of seminal pop/punk band New Found Glory. The duo met through playing local shows at a youth center. Realizing over time how much they have in common, they started hanging out more and writing songs during their downtime. After the dissolution of their respective bands, the transition was seamless and inevitable.[4][5][6] When the band transitioned from acoustic to live, first they would cover songs and then started writing their own songs acoustically. According to DiBenedetto, "What was so cool about the recording process was being able to plug in electric guitars, drums, and figure out bass lines. Bringing it to life for us was a little bit different than other bands where they do write all the songs electric maybe at a band practice or something and then bring them to life. For us, it was a totally different way of bringing the songs to life because we were writing them on acoustic guitars, so then it made the songs sound bigger and better than we thought they would. It’s been awesome to see how energetic the songs are live.”[7]

The band name came to the duo "one day hanging out at Kait’s house. 'Addison' references where Kait grew up, then adding 18, Tom's house number. "We didn’t want the name to just be one word, so we thought if we added my house number, it would fill it out nicely and it stuck. 18th & Addison sounds more like a destination or something to me. Plus, that name really represents us as a duo which was and is a big deal to us," said Kunzman.[8][9] The meaning behind the name is the band's homes, families, and "where we were when this all started for us meaning our relationship as well as our music."[10]

The first song the band wrote together was "Running" which was later used on their debut extended play. DiBenedetto said the song was, "So old that it was a song before we even thought to take this band serious."[11][12]

2015–2017: Debut EP and Makeshift Monster[edit]

18th & Addison's debut was their EP, Little Parasites, which was released on January 20, 2015 and contained 7 tracks.[13][14] “The both of us feel really, really good about this being our first release together” says Kunzman. “'Little Parasites’ is pretty much a culmination of everything we've learned in our past with our old bands, and a lot of self-realization outside of music. It's probably really corny to call it "honest" but that's exactly what it is. We're always learning about ourselves, the world we live in, and life in general and this EP captures where we are, and who we are as people at this time and it's exactly how we want it. I definitely speak for the both of us when I say we haven't been more excited or proud of anything in our entire lives.”[15][16][17] The EP's lead single was, "Jealousy."[18]

After promoting their EP through shows around the U.S., in June 2016, 18th & Addison announced they were releasing their first studio album in July through their own label.[19] Makeshift Monster was released on July 15, 2016 and included 11 tracks; the record's lead single was, "War."[20]

In June 2017, it was announced that 18th & Addison made it as finalists on Ernie Ball: PLAY Warped Tour 2017[21] and were to play in Camden, New Jersey on July 7th.[22] Near the end of their set, Kunzman proposed to DiBenedetto on stage and they became engaged at their first appearance at Warped Tour.[23][24][25]

On September 13th, 18th & Addison shared that they wrote a song titled, "Crumble and Crawl" for the short film "Cold & Calculated" which Kunzman would have a role in.[26] Six days later, the band premiered the music video for "Moving Mountains" through New Noise Magazine.[27] They released their cover of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" on the day of Thanksgiving as a free download exclusively on their website up until the end of the year.[28]

2018–present: VULTURES[edit]

On February 13, 2018, 18th & Addison announced that they would be opening for New Found Glory on the Sick Tour XL in May.[29] They announced on March 3rd that their second EP titled, "VULTURES," which would be released on June 1st, 2018.[30] The lead single from the album, "Time Bomb," was released on April 13th[31] and its music video premiered on the 20th through mxdwn.[32]

Musical style and influences[edit]

18th & Addison's music style has generally been regarded as alternative rock[33][34][35] and pop punk.[36][37]

18th & Addison has expressed appreciation for Chuck Ragan[38] The Clash,[39] Elvis Presley, Alkaline Trio,[40] New Found Glory and Panic! At The Disco.[41]

Kunzman cited Hot Water Music as a, "huge inspiration," to the band[42] and Dibenedetto cited Mest as what brought her and Kunzman together.[43] DiBenedetto's personal influences are Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, The Everly Brothers, Green Day, New Found Glory, and Good Charlotte. Kunzman's are Green Day, The Clash, Rancid, Alkaline Trio, Social Distortion and Blink-182.[44][45][46]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Makeshift Monster (2016)
EPs
  • Little Parasites EP (2015)
  • VULTURES EP (2018)
Singles
  • "Jealousy" (2015)
  • "War" (2016)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Cornell (2016-07-14). "Interview: 18th & Addison - Pop Punk Power Duo Discuss New Album, Label, & More". TuneCore. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  2. ^ "About 18th & Addison". Sonicbids. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  3. ^ "18th & Addison - Ashley Talent International, llc". Ashley Talent International LLC. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  4. ^ "About 18th & Addison". Last.fm. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  5. ^ "About 18th & Addison". Sonicbids. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  6. ^ "18th & Addison Bio". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  7. ^ Angela Thomas (2016-09-06). "18th & Addison's Kait DiBenedetto Talks New Album". Stage Right Secrets. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  8. ^ Race, Victoria (2015-03-23). "Interview - 18th & Addison". Kryptonite Music. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  9. ^ Tracy Lian (2015-05-27). "Interview with 18th & Addison: "We kind of liked the challenge of having to start from the bottom again..." - Music Existence". Music Existence. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  10. ^ Jordan Mohler (2016-08-23). "Unsigned Spotlight: 18th & Addison - Kill The Music". Kill The Music. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  11. ^ Race, Victoria (2015-03-23). "Interview - 18th & Addison". Kryptonite Music. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  12. ^ Tracy Lian (2015-05-27). "Interview with 18th & Addison: "We kind of liked the challenge of having to start from the bottom again..." - Music Existence". Music Existence. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  13. ^ Marisol (2015-04-29). "18th & Addison bring to life emotions through their upbeat alt/rock EP". Music Junkie Press. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  14. ^ Chelsea Lewis (2015-02-17). "18th & Addison releases 'Little Parasites'". The Celebrity Cafe. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  15. ^ "18th & Addison's Biography". Last.fm. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  16. ^ "18th & Addison Bio". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  17. ^ "About 18th & Addison". Sonicbids. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  18. ^ "(WATCH) Jersey Rock Video of the Week: Jealousy by 18th & Addison - 95.9 The RAT". Jersey Rock. 2015-08-23. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  19. ^ Marisol (2016-06-07). "18th and Addison set to release second album in July, pre-orders now available!". Music Junkie Press. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  20. ^ Marisol (2016-07-14). "18th & Addison new album, Makeshift Monster is a pop punk/alt-rock treasure!". Music Junkie Press. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  21. ^ Ernie Ball (2017-06-16). "UPDATED - Ernie Ball: PLAY Warped Tour 2017 Finalists". Ernie Ball Blog. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  22. ^ "18th & Addison on Twitter: "Come see us at @VansWarped Tour on Fri. 7/7 in Camden, NJ! Thank you all for watching our videos & sharing the @ernieball link!"". 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  23. ^ "Alt-rock band proposes (and accepts) on stage at Vans Warped Tour - watch". New Fury Media. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-08-05. 
  24. ^ Andrew Wendowski (2017-07-08). "Alternative Rock band 18th & Addison Proposes and Accept on Stage at 2017 Vans Warped Tour". Music Mayhem Magazine. Retrieved 2017-08-05. 
  25. ^ "Watch 18th And Addison's Marriage Proposal at Warped Tour". Aesthetic Magazine. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-08-05. 
  26. ^ "Update! We've been asked to write a song for @_ColdCalculated! SO STOKED! Get #CrumbleandCrawl Fri. 9/15 for FREE!". Twitter. 2017-09-13. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  27. ^ Tony Shrum (2017-09-19). "Video Premiere: 18th & Addison - "Moving Mountains"". New Noise Magazine. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  28. ^ "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch. Available now exclusively on ... From now until New Years Day! Get on it". Twitter. 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  29. ^ "Here it is! We're opening for our friends in @newfoundglory at @thestonepony on Sun. 5/27! We'll be kicking things off on the indoor Acoustic stage! Come early & sing with us. Get tix here 👉🏻". Twitter. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  30. ^ "Our new EP #Vultures is coming this summer. Available Fri. 6/1/18 on all digital platforms & physical copies only at ..." Twitter. 2018-03-03. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  31. ^ "Okay, here's the exciting news... The 1st single from #Vultures is called 'Time Bomb' & it's going to be available for download & streaming on 4/13/18. You can pre-order it right now on @iTunes! Here we go! Timebomb - Single by 18th & Addison". Twitter. 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  32. ^ Matt Matasci (2018-04-20). "mxdwn PREMIERE: 18th & Addison Show Classic Punk Swagger in New Video for "Time Bomb"". mxdwn Music. Retrieved 2018-06-17. 
  33. ^ "18th & Addison's Biography". Last.fm. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  34. ^ "18th & Addison Bio". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  35. ^ Marisol (2015-02-06). "18th & Addison is our Band of the Day". Music Junkie Press. Retrieved 2016-09-17. 
  36. ^ Tracy Lian (2015-05-27). "Interview with 18th & Addison: "We kind of liked the challenge of having to start from the bottom again..." - Music Existence". Music Existence. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  37. ^ Kevin Cornell (2016-07-14). "Interview: 18th & Addison - Pop Punk Power Duo Discuss New Album, Label, & More". TuneCore. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  38. ^ "Little Parasites - Interview with 18th & ADDISON". Rock Your Lyrics. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  39. ^ Tracy Lian (2015-05-27). "Interview with 18th & Addison: "We kind of liked the challenge of having to start from the bottom again..." - Music Existence". Music Existence. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  40. ^ Race, Victoria (2015-03-23). "Interview - 18th & Addison". Kryptonite Music. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  41. ^ Mariah Spiering (2016-08-08). "18th & Addison - DREAM TOUR - Digital Tour Bus". Digital Tour Bus. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  42. ^ Troy Michael (2015-04-10). "Innocent Words Presents IW10 with 18th & Addison". Innocent Words. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  43. ^ Kevin Cornell (2016-07-14). "Interview: 18th & Addison - Pop Punk Power Duo Discuss New Album, Label, & More". TuneCore. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  44. ^ Tracy Lian (2015-05-27). "Interview with 18th & Addison: "We kind of liked the challenge of having to start from the bottom again..." - Music Existence". Music Existence. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  45. ^ Kevin Cornell (2016-07-14). "Interview: 18th & Addison - Pop Punk Power Duo Discuss New Album, Label, & More". TuneCore. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 
  46. ^ Jordan Mohler (2016-08-23). "Unsigned Spotlight: 18th & Addison - Kill The Music". Kill The Music. Retrieved 2016-09-18. 

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