The Hornrims, New York City, 2011 (Photo by Brian McCabe)

Formed in New York City, 2007.

While sitting in Tom & Jerry's lamenting the state of Modern Rock, Joe Popp and Tylor Durand decided to take matters into their own hands and do what they had been threatening to do for years - form a band. Originally envisioned as an acoustic duo named The Glasses, upon hearing Popp's first demo entitled "Gray Skies," Durand shouted, "WE NEED TO GO ELECTRIC, AND I NEED TO PLAY THE DRUMS!"

Enter bass extraordinaire Brian McCabe.

The deal was sealed during a Superbowl party, and rehearsals began in earnest soon afterwards. Popp (vocals and guitar) came in with a batch of songs and McCabe (bass) threw down some killer riffs to form a full set of melodic ear crushers that the band hammered into form over the next few months months.

The first live gig was September 8, 2007 at Don Hills in Manhattan, a mere seven months after that fateful day at the bar. The band performed fast and loud and it was pronounced GOOD.

Two weeks later, The Hornrims convened at City College Sounds Studios where they began recording their debut album, Holland, which was released on May 31, 2008.

In the summer of 2008, Joe Popp came to the band with an idea to stage a punk rock opera based on a lesser known Shakespeare play, Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The production featured original songs and music by the band, with Joe Popp performing live with the cast. The play opened in Tampa, Florida on August 6, 2009 at the Jobsite Theater to rave reviews. In April 2010, Pericles had a successful New York City run.

Song of Dystopia, an original 20 song cycle about a doomed future and one man's journey to find meaning, is now available on bandcamp.

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