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Playing alternative pop/rock (with some emo tendencies), Ten Second Epic hail from the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Like many acts, the guys were simply high-school friends who began playing music together in the early 2000s and eventually chose to go at the whole band thing full-time. Comprised of vocalist Andrew Usenik, guitarists Craig Spelliscy and Daniel Carriere, drummer Patrick Birtles, and bassist Sandy MacKinnon, Ten Second Epic self-released the EP One More for the Road in 2004. Their local support grew steadily and the guys gained the support of an area radio station, which certainly helped spread their name. Gigs also helped, and they made appearances on the 2004 and 2005 Warped Tour, in addition to crossing Canada a handful of times on their own. Ten Second Epic garnered the attention of Black Box Recordings (Universal Music), inking a deal with the imprint and releasing the album Count Yourself In in the fall of 2006; the record was produced by GGGarth Richardson (Rise Against, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and one of the band's songs was later nominated for Best Independent Video at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards. ~ Corey Apar