Info: The Offseason is a pop punk
band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2009 by longtime friends Ian Bergeson (vocals), Joe Broderick (bass) and Matthew Foley (drums), the trio set out to create catchy and rythmic songs that were deeply rooted from their late-90's punk
influences, like Lagwagon, NOFX, New Found Glory, and Alkaline Trio. They began writing demos in late 2009 and found a couple of guitarists to help them play these songs live to their full potential. After enlisting the help of producer Mike Poorman (Tower and the Fool, Hot Rod Circuit), they recorded their first EP "Goin' For Broke" and began to play shows under the moniker The Offseason, releasing the EP as a free download in late 2010. Within the first year of gigging, both guitarists had left the group for personal reasons, leaving Joe, Ian, and Matt looking for help. Luckily, their longtime friend Mike Wolfenden (guitar/vocals) stepped in while Ian began playing guitar as well, therefore changing the band from a 5-piece to a quartet. They were eager to release more music, and, with the help of Michigan-based Barrett Records and producer Jay Maas (Defeater), were able to record and release their next EP, entitled "Pride and Progress." This and Goin' For Broke were released as a double-EP in October 2011 under the Barrett Records label. They would go on to play many local shows in the Boston area with national touring bands such as Transit, Man Overboard, With the Punches, We Are the Union, and I Am the Avalanche, and build upon their growing local fanbase. Before embarking on their first tour, Matt left the band to pursue other projects, which resulted in the band finding help in drummer Craig Bray, who quickly became a permanent mainstay in the band. With a new lineup and new outlook on life, The Offseason returned to the studio with Jay Maas at the helm to record their next EP "Pastimes."