Fat wreck whores/The Definitive Measure
About the Band
The Definitive Measure started out in 2000 with Dave Contreras and Kris Haugen (drums). They were long time friends and decided to start a band. In 2002 they recorded a demo and in 2003 they recorded another demo (Dave played bass on both demos) with some new songs while also re-recording a few old ones.
In 2004, Dave joined the band Half White (now known as Pour Habit, the recently added Fat Wreck Chords band) which Kris was already in and put The Definitive Measure on hiatus. With disagreements on music, Dave and Kris left the band to put all of their effort in The Definitive Measure.
Soon, they added a bassist as well as a second guitarist and played a few local shows. Those two members left soon after. Dave had a roommate, Matt who was interested in playing so he decided to pick up a bass and join. The two also play together in a 90's rock cover band. TDM recorded a cover of "Something I Don't Know" by 88 Fingers Louie and the song was released on a tribute compilation CD put out by the French record label, Eternalis Records.
A friend of Dave introduced him to the Japanese record label Bells on Records. Soon, TDM was added to the roster. On August 27th, 2008 a CD titled "The End of the Beginning" was released on Bells on Records. It was a mixture of songs from their earlier demos. Soon after, Kris left TDM. In December 2007, Andrew Rotter and Blake Kardashian both from the band Trigger Finger, joined The Definitive Measure.
This is where we are today. We just recorded a song (actually, one TDM song and one Trigger Finger song) for a compilation CD that will be on sale soon released by Dave's record label, Impacted Records and in collaboration with the website, http://www.skatepunkers.blogspot.com. Now we're just looking for some shows, and trying to enlarge our fan base.
Interview with Blake
1) What's the worst experience you've ever had on stage?
2) How does your mom feel about the band?
3) Would you go on tour opening for Hanna Montana? And why?
4) Finish this sentence: "The Definitive Measure is the world's worst..."
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