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The Ongoing Concept, the latest signing on Seattle's Solid State Records, is not your typical hardcore band. Hailing from rural Idaho, the guys that make up The Ongoing Concept (Dawson Scholz, Kyle Scholz, Parker Scholz, & TJ Nichols) are not interested in copying anyone. Instead of trying to follow the hardcore trends of the last several years, the Scholz brothers are set on making an original name for themselves by merging numerous styles into one powerful and nuanced sound that is entirely their own. Having already released two EPs and catching the attention of fans across the country, the band is set to release their debut full-length album Saloon on August 20th on Solid State Records, produced by The Ongoing Concept's own Dawson Scholz. Fans can expect raw energy (a la The Chariot) as well as carefully crafted lyrics and instrumentation (mewithoutYou), and everything in between. The band's first single and music video "Cover Girl" is set to be released along with the record announcement during the third week of June.

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Like their moniker, The Ongoing Concept refuses to cement themselves to any one thing. Dawson Scholz (guitarist/vocalist) says of the band “some bands may say we play heavy music and that’s supposed to be guitar, bass and drums. I look around our music space and see a trombone, a piano, a harmonica and I think, I wonder what we could do with that?”

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Dawson Scholz - Guitar, Vocals
Kyle Scholz - Vocals, Keyboards
Parker Scholz - Drums
TJ Nichols - Bass