On November 18, 2011, Columbia, Mo’s favorite pop-rock outfit will be releasing their second EP Callin’ it Quits, supported by a cd release show at the Sideshow in Columbia.
Since 2009, The Victory Lap have been invading college campuses around the Midwest, beginning with Maryville, Mo. The boys met at the University of Northwest Missouri with mutual soft spots for pop-punk and the midwestern nightlife. After the release of their debut EP in 2010, Don’t Let the Pop Stop achieved sales of over 2,000 copies and landed the group over ten supporting gigs with major label acts such as Forever the Sickest Kids, Secondhand Serenade, Badfish, and Tech N9ne.
In 2011, TVL made the crucial decision to relocate to Columbia, Missouri where they now reside and continue to churn out catchy and vigorous pop hits in the vein of New Found Glory and Pierce the Veil.
On July 31, 2011, TVL released their first single, “Count It,” off their forthcoming EP.
In October 2011, TVL unleashed their cover of LFO’s “Every Other Time” as well as a teaser track featuring 30-second clips of each song off Callin’ it Quits, produced by Kevin Gates at Engaged Audio (The Ready Set, Never Shout Never, etc.). Incorporating elements of jazz, classic rock, and their coined Top 40 charisma, Callin’ it Quitsis an honest representation of the band’s growth over the year and a half they have been writing together, not t0 mention a legitimate proposal to their loyal fans.
Up to this day, TVL has been entirely self-sustained with the support of their listeners all around the country. Mark Anderson, vocalist, stated in a recent conversation, “We superseded the music industry and went completely DIY,” which means the boys have not only organized and funded their own tours and albums throughout their career thus far, but they intend to keep it that way. o mention a legitimate proposal to their loyal fans.
Since their founding, TVL have appeared in Alternative Press, Smartpunk.com, PETA2.org, Absolutepunk.net, and have been featured at the PETA2 tent on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour.
Check out The Victory Lap’s Official Page for more info on new music, tour dates, videos, photos and more!
The Victory Lap is:
Mark Anderson- vocals
Matt Leimkuehler- bass
Austin Williams- guitar
Jimmy Rector- drums
Written by Stephanie Castor