Mark Lind

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About Mark Lind

Singer/songwriter Mark Lind spent the first seven years of his life in Melrose, MA, and following his parents' divorce, relocated from the suburbs to the predominantly Irish Catholic area of Charlestown, a borough of Boston. As he got older, Lind and his brother Rob inevitably got involved in the tight-knit local punk and hardcore scenes. Lind formed the Ducky Boys in 1995 with his friend Jason Messina, and acting as the group's lead vocalist and bassist, released the street punk records No Gettin' Out (1997) and Dark Days (1998) on GMM Records. The band became highly regarded in the Boston punk scene, but things didn't last and though some demos were recorded and some new songs written, the Ducky Boys broke up in 1999 before anything else was released. Lind went on to collaborate with his brother Rob -- who'd made a name for himself playing guitar and singing in the nihilistic hardcore band Blood for Blood -- in the project Sinners & Saints, and the partnership resulted in the album The Sky Is Falling, released in 2002. Yet soon enough, the brothers were again working separately. Rob eventually formed another hardcore outfit, Ramallah, while Mark went on to work with Dirty Water in 2002, a band similar to the Ducky Boys. They released a self-titled EP in 2003 before Lind grew restless, wanting to again lead a band. The Ducky Boys consequently re-formed in late 2003 and recorded two well-received albums -- 2004's Three Chords and the Truth and 2006's The War Back Home -- though their reputation was mostly had in Boston, as the group chose to take things easy and not tour a good deal behind the later music. Around this second life of the Ducky Boys, Lind also began working on some solo material, which was generally a stripped down affair inspired by songwriters like Joe Strummer, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Westerberg. His first album, Death or Jail, came out in 2006 on Sailor's Grave Records, and was followed a year later by the EP Compulsive F**k Up. Early 2007 also saw him again breaking up the Boys to concentrate more fully on this solo work. ~ Corey Apar

United States of America
December 17, 1976
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