Ryan Shelkett - vocals, guitar
Fred Fritz - guitar, vocals
Chris Camden - bass, vocals
Evan Tanner - drums
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Liars Academy boasts a powerful combination of meticulously crafted rock layered with poignant melodies and earnest lyrics rarely found in underground music today. Based on the theory of letting the music speak for itself, the band laid the groundwork that so many of their contemporaries often neglect; growing a following organically and through consistency.
Garnering critical acclaim for their 2001 debut release, No News Is Good News, the Baltimore outfit concentrated on capturing passion in their writing and steering clear of clichÃ©s and gimmicks. In late 2002 they released an EP as a primer for their forthcoming full length. Trading My Life hints at their previous work, but explores songwriting reminiscent of Pete Yorn and The Lemonheads. The songs are the perfect blend of urgency, feeling and straight up rock and roll. Liars Academy supported the releases with numerous tours including stints with Fairweather, Elliott and Brandtson well as east coast appearances with Jets To Brazil, Christiansen and Bear Vs Shark throughout 2003. Performances at CMJ, Surf And Skate Fest and Macrock have afforded the band an ever-expanding audience.
Liars Academy Liars Academy recently combined forces with legendary producer J. Robbins (Jets To Brazil, Burning Airlines, Promise Ring) to complete work on their sophomore album, Demons. The recording sessions yielded the most honest and mature work the band has ever produced. Throughout the albums entirety, vocalist Ryan Shelkettâ€™s heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics are wrapped in his signature delivery, convincing the listener he is confiding in them his innermost secrets. In conjunction with song titles â€œDying As Fast As I Can,â€? â€œGhosts Of Baltimoreâ€?, â€œThe Accountantâ€? and â€œPeople Are Gamesâ€? itâ€™s not difficult to grasp the real life, underlying themes of sincerity and regret, self-doubt and hope that permeate Liars Academyâ€™s latest offering.