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Seattle's the Briefs formed in the fall of 2000, playing a revitalized form of `77 style punk rock in the vein of the Buzzcocks, Undertones and Adverts. The band has released a prolific number of 7" singles and has regularly turned out full lengths. The band worked with then–Seattle based Dirtnap Records for their debut Hit After Hit and its follow up Off The Charts. Their success in the pacific northwest punk scene lead to a deal with major label Interscope Records, one that fell apart before a record was ever released. The band's stilted major label ambitions were followed by a successful link up with California's BYO Records. BYO reissued the band's Dirtnap LPs and followed them with the new full lengths Sex Objects and Steal Yer Heart.

For much of their history the Briefs was comprised of guitarists Steve E. Nicks and Daniel J. Travanti, drummer Chris Brief and bassist Lance Romance. Romance left the band on good terms before Steal Yer Heart and was succeeded by Stevie Kicks, formerly of Vancouver's New Town Animals. The Briefs take a collaborative approach to their vocals, with every member contributing to various songs in their catalogue.
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