From the band's website...
7th Standard formed in 1996 with core members Mike
Hernandez (playing bass), Andy Dibben (on drums) and
myself, Jason Mahon (vocals and guitar). We started
out playing our version of gritty, raw pop rock and
playing local shows with bands around here called
Simon Says, Papa Roach, and Leisure to name a few.
Since we were always a 3 piece rock
band, we always kept in mind the idea of a second
guitar player to thicken up the sound and make it
a little easier for me. We went through a handful
of them, but somehow in the end, it just worked perfectly
as us 3.
7th Standard had the wonderful opportunity
to put out 3 independent cd's thanks to Janet Zotovich
and local promoters Abstract Entertainment. The first
cd being self titled included 6 songs and was our
first attempt at tracking anything. The result was
a fresh sounding, fuzzy rock record that we were definitely
proud of. A few months later we were back in the studio
to record a full length album with a handful of old
songs that didn't make the EP, along with some new
ones."In Orbit Around Us"was released it
in November 1999 on Abstract's label Ultraphonic Noise.
The following summer of 2000, we
went back to the studio once more to do a follow up
EP to our most recognized and most popular cd to date.
The songs we had at the time were quite a bit different
from the previous record. We seemed to be a little
concerned about how much our fans would like it but
just concentrated on doing our best and putting it
out as fast as we could to keep our momentum rolling.
We released Fire From the Sky, also on Ultraphonic
Noise in October of 2000 and it proved to be a success
Since the release of "Fire
From the Sky" we have acquired a new guitar player
named Dan Camacho who joined the band in September
of 2001, and we are all writing a new record to be
released sometime later this year. So keep your eyes