The Tie That Binds have been slugging it out on the local Houston scene for over ten years now. Weathering many personel changes the band forges on. Shortly after the release of their debut album, "Slowly Sinking Under" (One Foot Records) founding members Kevin Richardson and Alex Arizpe parted company. Steve Duarte then stepped up to the mic taking up the main song writing and singing duties. Then original member Aaron Richardson dropped out early this year, after the release of "Half Past Heroes" (Arms Reach Recordings) in 2001. Meanwhile, Dwayne Cathey, formerly of The John Sparrow, has replaced Rudy Duarte on drums joining remaining members Steve Duarte (vocals, guitar) and Jesse Garcia on bass. In the process the band became closer than before and tighter than ever. They have always been influenced by (and compared to) Samiam, Seaweed, along with early eighties metal, pop, and punk all the while bringing their own unique style of emo-core rock to Houston and every city they hit on tour.
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