Landmines

Vocals: Paul Picillo

Guitar / Vocals: Nick Bergheimer

Guitar: Tony Marston

Bass: Casey Martin

Drums: Patrick DeWitt


Richmond, Virginia is one of the major strongholds for punk on the east coast of the United States. It was only natural that Landmines would form there in the fall of 2005. Already staples in the Richmond punk scene, the timing was just right for them to all get together and start a new project. Their goals are simple: To share their music with people while managing to not go broke in the process. Always humble, Landmines might shrug at their ongoing comparison to the likes of other hometown heroes Avail and Strike Anywhere. However, their influences come from a place that one might not suspect. They have also been inclined to take a page out of the books of Hot Water Music, Verbal Assault, The Bouncing Souls, Fifteen and Jawbreaker. This combination created a sound that is at once passionate, personal, political, melodic, relevant, fast and fun. With the creation of their limited release demo CD on Pop Faction Records in 2006, they quickly garnered the attention of Vinnie Fiorello the founder of new music/art label Paper + Plastick and Gunnar from GUNNER RECORDS. Their debut self-titled full length is the first release for the fledgling label and it does not disappoint. Recorded by Brian McTernan at his Salad Days studio (Hot Water Music, Texas is the Reason, Bane, Strike Anywhere, The Loved Ones), the production is loud, punchy and not overly clean. With a considerable amount of touring under their collective belt, they’ve already had the opportunity to share the same stage with the likes of Gaslight Anthem, Smoke or Fire, American Steel, Tim Barry, Polar Bear Club, Small Brown Bike, Seaweed and Less Than Jake. After touring Europe in Fall 2009, Landmines do not look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon. There is no reason they should. They are doing exactly what they want to do, playing music they are passionate about with some of their best friends