Fifth Season – Patiently Waiting CD (2001)July 20, 2009
Band: Fifth Season
Release Title: Patiently Waiting
Chatham Connection: Travis Nesbitt (vocals) was born and raised in Chatham Ontario Canada.
2. Monday Morning
3. Patiently Waiting
4. Losing Ground
5. Everything’s Fine
6. Yesterday’s Ocean
7. Covered Eyes
9. The Static
10. You and Me
13. A Cold Road
Initially formed in 1999 by high school friends Travis Nesbitt (vocals) and Logan Jacobs (bass), Canadian alternative rock act Social Code was originally called Fifth Season. The LP Patiently Waiting was released in 2001, and the group later changed names to their present alias upon finding their original moniker to be popular already with a group overseas.
Inking a deal with Interscope in late 2003, the band released their debut album as Social Code, A Year at the Movies, in May 2004. Dates that fall were spent on the road in Canada headlining shows with Bif Naked and the guys from television’s Jackass. A few lineup changes occurred over the years; after guitarist David Hesse left the band in the mid-2000s, Chris Ruddy (ex-Drive by Punch) soon joined on to complete Nesbitt, Jacobs, and drummer Ben Shillabeer. Ruddy was later replaced by Morgan Gies on guitar. Social Code also opened for Good Charlotte on select Canadian dates during their 2005 tour. ~ Corey Apar, All Music Guide
From their penetrating lead track “Trebleface” to the melodic single “Everything’s Fine” (suburban life at its finest), to the anthemic splendour of “You And Me”, Fifth Season play with power and precision. Their songs attack all senses, from the visceral rock to the seemingly disturbing lyrics. Accomplished songwriters and musicians at the age of 21, the Edmonton-based band are the newest buzz band in Canada and the U.S. after playing NewMusicWest in Vancouver in May/01 and NXNE in Toronto in June/01. Fifth Season was chosen as the “Unsigned Pick of NXNE” by Karen Bliss, freelance rock writer, in Pollstar
The teenage rock musicians grew up in the cosy suburbs of St. Albert. They have the full support of their parents. One of the fathers is the band’s manager. Another dad got them all part-time jobs.
It helps that the 19-year-old vocalist is a natural and charismatic frontman. Backed by the raw intensity of his bandmates – guitarist Rob Schellenberg, bassist Logan Jacobs and drummer Andrew Patrick – Nesbitt has the makings of a world-class rock singer. His voice has power and an expressive quality heard in singers such as the Watchmen’s Daniel Greaves. Nesbitt did it without training or experience of any kind. He says his only stage time prior to joining the band was in drama class, or as the class clown (where his intended audience wasn’t always so receptive).
Social Code Discography:
1999 Binbox – as Fifth Season
2001 Patiently Waiting – as Fifth Season
2004 A Year at the Movies