The year is 2010, the local scene is dominated by this new sensation known as “crabcore.” Bright colors, synth tracks, and ridiculous breakdowns were in high demand. Local shows were an unspoken contest of who could last longest in the pit with the tightest jeans. It was arguably a simpler, less serious time for the local scene, and at the top of that scene was The Suit.
The Suit, or as they were originally called Midnight Suit, are a five piece easycore band out of Fargo, ND. While not nearly as “scene queen” as other bands at the time, they were a huge hit in the underground circuit. Taking a page out of A Day to Remember and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk’s book, The Suit seamlessly ties together heavy, well-written, instrumentation with some of the catchiest vocal melodies to date. Taking one listen to their work and it’s easy to see why they were such a hit with audiences. The heavy use of multiple harmonies and gang vocals deeply immerses the listener and paints this beautiful picture of a small venue packed with youths shouting along to the anthems that The Suit had written.
The band had two major releases, 2010’s The Way That We Fall and 2014’s Day After Day. They were widely considered one of the top bands in the midwest and even played Vans Warped Tour in 2010, winning the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands.
So whatever happened to them? Well, nothing really. They didn’t break up or anything like that they just sort of stopped. Going back in their facebook page it looks like their last show played was the CD release show for Day After Day, May 9th, 2014. They’ve updated their facebook every so often though they don’t appear active anymore and the individual members have seemed to move on to other things.
Still, There’s hope that someday they will make their triumphant return to reclaim their throne and take us back to the crabcore days of yesterday. Until then, enjoy this throwback, as we sit back and bask in some of their hits.