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Hometown: Joliet, IL (USA)

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Ryan's Hope is a three piece punk rock band from Joliet, Illinois. The band formed in 2000 as a five piece hardcore outfit dubbed Bound. When that band fell apart, bassist Nick Mclenighan and guitarists Terry Morrow and Greg Alltop reformed as a more melodic rock band (with Alltop becoming the band's drummer and Morrow assuming vocal duties). The group's sound shows the influence of bands such as Bad Religion, the Alkaline Trio and the Smoking Popes.

The band has been mentored by Dan Precision, a guitarist who played in popular punk acts 88 Fingers Louie, Rise Against and Break The Silence. The band made early recordings at Precision's Bombshelter studio in Chicago in 2002 and 2003, completing their first proper full length LP The Trials of Recession in February of 2004. It was released on Double Zero Records, an outfit run by Mike Felumlee, former drummer of Chicago groups the Smoking Popes and Alkaline Trio. The band signed with upstart label Punknews Records in 2005 and released their second full length Apocalypse In Increments on April 11, 2006. The record was again produced by Dan Precision.

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Ryan's Hope Chaos

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Chaos (2008)

self-released

Ryan's Hope Apocalypse in Increments

Ryan's Hope

Apocalypse in Increments (2006)

Punknews

Ryan's Hope The Trials Of Recession

Ryan's Hope

The Trials Of Recession (2004)

Double Zero

Ryan's Hope/Down In Front/Kid Presentable live in Chicago

Ryan's Hope/Down In Front/Kid Presentable

live in Chicago (2003)

live show

Ryan's Hope Weighing What Matters

Ryan's Hope

Weighing What Matters (2002)

Self-Released

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Streams: Goodcore to release Ryan's Hope's "Apocalypse In Increments" on vinyl
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Streams: Red Scare to release the Reaganomics debut
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Streams: 4th Annual Red Oktoberfest in Chicago
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Streams: Ryan's Hope teases Reaganomics full length
Illinois' Reaganomics, which features all three members of Ryan's Hope, have posted a batch of media teasing their upcoming full length. The band has posted three videos featuring song clips, and just recently posted the track "Smug Punx" over at MySpace. The band's 17 song EP, which clocks in at around 22 minutes, is set for a digital…
September 01, 2009
Streams: Windy City Soundclash schedule posted
Windy City Soundclash, the forthcoming three day event in Chicago that will feature Toys That Kill, The Falcon, The Bomb, The Copyrights, Banner…
May 19, 2009
Streams: Ryan's Hope members form Reaganomics, plan to record this summer
Joliet, IL trio Ryan's Hope have formed a pop-punk side project called The Reaganomics. Frontman Terry Morrow had this to say about the venture: We've been dicking around with some pop punk type songs, and greg and nick have been doing a lot of writing and singing, so we decided to throw those ideas into demos and form a sort of side band called the reaganomics. Some Reaganomics demos can be heard…
May 08, 2009
Contests: Windy City Soundclash
Today we're happy to bring you a special contest from Windy City Soundclash, the forthcoming three day event in Chicago that will feature Toys That Kill, The Falcon, The Bomb, The…
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Contests: Ryan's Hope re-release "Chaos EP" for free
Ryan's Hope have expanded and re-packaged their recent free digital Chaos EP. The release, which features five new songs, is now available via the band's website. The…
October 03, 2008
Videos: Ryan's Hope post studio documentary
Joliet, IL's Ryan's Hope has taken a cue from a few modern bands and recorded a short documentary about the making of their new album. The band released the Chaos EP this year on the Internets, with details available here You can click Read More for the…
June 30, 2008

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