They were a big part of the local scene for at least the last five years. I remember them kicking off Royden's final show in '08. Good times. They will be missed.
If that was your local scene, do you know of a band called My Aim is True? They're from the same place I think. They added me on MySpace in like '07, and they released one of my top 5 pop punk albums ever. They never made it from anything more than a local though.