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TAI never ceases to amaze me. They can only get better. Can't wait until they come out with another album. WIlliam Beckett's writing is lovely and so is his voice. Buy this song now and you won't regret it !

Worth waiting for

Very very beautiful song, perfect for this time of year! The boys have really outdone themselves! I'm keeping it on repeat for a good while!

A pretty good holiday song

Often, contemporary holiday songs are just terrible and cringe-inducing. The Academy Is... has written one that is actually pleasant to listen to. It flows nicely, the music is great, and there's just enough sentiment in it to avoid being cheesy. Musically, this song fits in better with TAI's Santi-era than the current Fast-Times one. It's worth the download.


Formed: 2003 in Hoffman Estates, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Formerly in rival bands on the Chicago local scene, guitarist Mike Carden and vocalist William Beckett came together in 2003 to mark the beginning of emo-pop outfit the Academy Is... (originally named "the Academy"). Naming influences from U2 to Weezer to Pink Floyd, the duo added bassist Adam Siska (Beckett's classmate from high school), along with a second guitarist and drummer, to record 2004's The Academy EP for hometown label LLR Recordings. As luck would have it, fellow Chicagoan Pete Wentz...
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Winter Passing - Single, The Academy Is...
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  • $1.29
  • Genres: Alternative, Music
  • Released: Dec 02, 2008

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