Avalanche United - I Am the Avalanche
City by the Sea - Vinnie Caruana
Wolverines - I Am the Avalanche
Forty Hour Train Back to Penn - The Movielife
Vinnie Caruana is a Long Island, NY native and multi-instrumentalist who has been releasing music and touring since 1999. Starting in 1997, when he was still a teenager, Vinnie became the lead vocalist for the highly influential punk band The Movielife. The Movielife toured around the world and released 3 full-length albums and a handful of EPs and 7"s, culminating in the seminal album FORTY HOUR TRAIN BACK TO PENN (2003) shortly before breaking up that same year. Caruana founded I Am The Avalanche in 2004 and in 2005 the band released its self-titled debut album on Drive-Thru Records, which included iconic songs such as "Green Eyes", "I Took A Beating" and "This Is Dungeon Music", all of which showcased Caruana's poignant and passionate songwriting. Several years later, I Am The Avalanche released their long-awaited second album, AVALANCHE UNITED, which debuted at #9 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and included the anthemic "Brooklyn Dodgers", "Holy Fuck" and "Gratitude." The band toured the globe several times in the wake of the album's release, including festivals in the US and overseas, including Soundwave Festival (Australia). In 2014, I Am The Avalanche released their third full-length, WOLVERINES, which debuted #1 on Billboard's New Artist Chart, #5 on the Tastemaker Album Chart, #7 on the Vinyl Chart, #16 on the Independent Albums Chart, #22 on the Alternative Album Chart and #103 on the Top 200. The first video off the album, "The Shape I'm In", debuted on Esquire Magazine's site and a follow-up video, for the song "177", was debuted by USA TODAY. The band was featured on LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY on May 14, 2014 and toured extensively in the US, Canada and overseas, including performances at Riot Fest Chicago and Denver, Groezrock (Belgium) and Slam Dunk Fest (UK). Between AVALANCHE UNITED and WOLVERINES, Vinnie released his critically acclaimed debut solo EP "City By The Sea" in 2013, and launched a math rock/hardcore side project, Peace'd Out, with Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Roger Camero (No Motiv) and Casey Deitz (The Velvet Teen). Recently, he also penned and performed "Been Way To Long" for the indie film "Bridge and Tunnel", which is currently being screened at festivals worldwide. In December 2014, The Movielife announced it was reuniting. The band, with Vinnie at the helm, will be touring throughout 2015.