Thin Dark Line is an intense five-piece rock band out of Baltimore, Maryland. The band was formed in 2002 by two brothers, Bryan (Vocals) and Mike Barnes (Guitar). Brent Kaminski (Guitar) joined the lineup only a month after the band had begun. Mike Lawson (Bass) and Andy Cerdan (Drums) round out the lineup and the band has been astounding audiences with an exhausting live show ever since.
Thousands of sales of two self-released EPs in the past two years and shows with some of the biggest acts in the indie scene: The Used, Thrice, Finch, Story of the Year, My Chemical Romance, etc... caught the attention of Florida-based label, One Eleven Records (The Spill Canvas, This Day & Age). After months of writing, rehearsing, recording and pre-production, the band set out to record "The Resolution" with producers, Matt Squire (Northstar, Midtown, The Receiving End of Sirens) and Paul Leavitt (Over It, Don't Look Down).
The band recently completed its most successful tour to date: The 2005 One Eleven Records Artist Tour, featuring The Spill Canvas, This Day & Age and Mashlin. On this tour, the band played several sold out shows spanning from Florida up to Connecticut and as far west as Colorado. The band tries to make as many friends as possible while on tour and hopes that their positive energy spreads around the country.
In the past 5 months they have toured with: The Spill Canvas (One Eleven/WMG), This Day & Age (One Eleven/WMG), Valencia (I Surrender), Race The Sun (Rust/Universal), The Smash Up (Warcon), Man Alive (Militia Group), Nural (Hopeless), Transition (Floodgate/WMG), Mashlin (One Eleven/WMG) and Rookie of the Year (One Eleven/WMG) up and down the East Coast and much further west.
Thin Dark Line is one of the hardest-working bands on the scene which is evident by TDL's philosophy as stated by lead singer Bryan Barnes, "Thin Dark Line will not rest until its mark has been made on the indie scene." Their One Eleven Records debut full length, "The Resolution" was released on October 25th, 2005.