Hometown: Cockeysville

Current members: Alex Gaskarth, guitar and lead vocals; Rian Dawson, drums; Jack Barakat, guitar and vocals; Zack Merrick, bass and vocals

Founded in: 2003

Style: pop rock

Influenced by: Fall Out Boy, blink-182, the Starting Line, Acceptance

Notable: The band is in final negotiations with a large independent label and expects to sign a three-album deal soon, Barakat said. He can't reveal the name until the contract is inked, but he said things are falling into place -- and the band members haven't even graduated from high school.

Quotable: Barakat on what the band is looking forward to: "We're really excited to go overseas," he said. "That's probably not going to be for a couple years. That's going to be one of our biggest goals. For some reason, our CD does really good in Japan. I'm not really sure why. I think it would be fun to see that side of the world."

For more information about the band, visit alltimelow.com.



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