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Relationships is a dwingly emo band hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. All of the members came from other Pittsburgh bands (Steve Chab, Means to And End, Coal Miner, Overseas) and the original line-up was formed in August of 2011: Josh Giacometti (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Duranko (Bass/Vocals), Justin Watkins (Guitar/Vocals), and Eric Ross (Drums/Vocals). After their self-titled EP was released and after about eight months playing together, Justin Watkins amicably left the band. He is now a member of the band A Life of Arctic Sounds. The rest of the line-up remained the same and in October of 2012, Relationships released their newest EP titled ‘Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Cryin’’ on limited formats (cassette/CD).
Relationships tries to take the classic clichés in ‘emo’ and ‘twinkly emo’ and twist them around in various ways to make something people already love into something people are going to really love. They use the term ‘dwingly’ more as a joke than anything, but its purpose is also to represent their molding of ‘twinkly emo’ into something that they can call their own. Ross, Duranko, and Giacometti continue to take their claim in the emo world with their upcoming releases through Driftwood Records. The band will be releasing a split with their good friends from Michigan, George Costanza, in late January. The split will be available direct from Driftwood Records or through the band (on cassette). Relationships is also Driftwood Records February artist for their ‘lathe of the month club’. Each month in the year of 2013, Driftwood Records is releasing a 5” one song lathe with screen-printed b side. All of the artists’ songs will be exclusive to this subscription and Relationships’ ‘Skip for Shipment’ is going to be February’s feature. You can pre-order the subscription here.

Check out the band on Facebook, Tumblr, BandCamp and Last.fm. They recently released their split single on (red clear) cassette with George Costanza via Driftwood Records. My thanks to Josh Giacometti (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Duranko (Bass/Vocals) and Eric Ross (Drums/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, guys. Noticed that the guys from Grand Piano assisted in the recording of your latest release. Those dudes are cool, IMO. Wait, Algernon Cadwallader, RIP? I dug that band.