Chicago, Illinois based political punk rock band with a traditional hardcore influence. The band was formed in 1999 by Joe Principe (ex. 88 Fingers Louie) and fronted by vocalist, Tim Mcllrath. Originally 88 Fingers Louie member Dan Precision was on guitar but eventually left the band and was replaced by Chris Chasse, (ex. Reach The Sky)They released 2 albums on Fat Wreck Chords before signing to Geffen Records in 2003 and making their major label debut in 2004.