Secret Lives of the Freemasons formed in 2003, emerging out of the dissolution of two area bands (A Kiss Before Dying and Throwing Myself) and with a passionate combination of post-hardcore and emo, somewhat similar to acts like Glassjaw.
The Asheville, NC, sextet is comprised of vocalist Brien Worsham; bassist Josh Carden; drummer Travis Moss; and guitarists Jim Debardi, Tucker Ensley, and Justin Elrod. The band journeyed to New Jersey in mid-2004 to meet with indie Astro Magnetics, who wound up signing the band on the spot. Their debut, This Was Built to Make You Dance (Here Is Your Revolution), was recorded in a mere four days with producer D. James Goodwin (Murder by Death) and released in spring 2005. Tour dates with Scary Kids Scaring Kids, He Is Legend, and the Fully Down kept them busy through the next year. ~ Corey Apar, Rovi