Featuring members of rock legends the Descendents, Good Riddance, Bane and Modern Life Is War, Only Crime was formed in 2002-2003 when drummer Bill Stevenson (Descendents/ALL/Black Flag), vocalist Russ Rankin (Good Riddance) and guitarist Aaron Dalbec (Bane/Converge) realized they would have the time to pursue a band together. They brought in Matt Hoffman (Modern Life Is War) on guitar and Dan Kelly (The Frisk/Tegan And Sara) on bass. With this lineup in place, Only Crime spent an extensive amount of time at The Blasting Room cultivating the next evolution of their sound. With their latest release, "Pursuance," the band pushes their limits with rhythmic experimentation and ambitious arrangements. The band's sound is heavy without being the least bit "metal," melodic without sounding "pop" and experimental without treading into the arcane realm of "art" rock.