Last Tuesday was a Christian punk band formed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During the late nineties, the band was steadily making waves locally and eventually inked a deal with upstart Dug Records, releasing two albums and a split EP for the label. Their debut, Dear Jessica, did well at radio and lent a much-needed boost to the band's touring schedule.
Distractions & Convictions, produced by Derron Nuhfer (ex-Less Than Jake, Gunmoll), boasted a more aggressive sound that quickly cemented the band's reputation as a virtual juggernaut of live energy. In early 2005, the band signed with critically-acclaimed label Mono Vs. Stereo and released their most melodic record to date, Resolve. The album, produced by Matt Thiessen (Relient K) and Joe Marlett (Blink 182), explored the pop elements of their sound resulting in mid-tempo arrangements that highlighted the band's undeniably tight harmonies. It helped mark the group as one of pop punk's rising stars, and set the stage for 2006's Become What You Believe.
Prominently displaying their melodic side ("This Is The Way," "Giving Up," "Carry On") and their aggressive side ("My Last Regret," "Become What You Believe," "Can You Hear Me") with wild abandon, Become What You Believe also infused elements of hardcore and metal. Love, frustration, disillusionment, anger, and ultimately hope burst from every measure, creating an album that moves your spirit as well as your feet.
Last Tuesday played their final show on March 10, 2007.