"Straight edge for a while. A crooked X for that crooked smile" , Casey Jones is a "militant" straight edge hardcore band from Jacksonville, USA. Formed in 2003 as a side project of Evergreen Terrace. Inspiration for the name is actually from a cartoon character in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Their music is fast and direct straight edge up your face and these guys really aren't joking. First release is from 2003, "Are Some Crucial Dudes", year after "The Few, The Proud, The Crucial" and "The Messenger" in 2006. The year 2011 is definitely the end for this great band, they are releasing their final album "I hope we're not the Last" in January, and preparnig for the last tour. If they come close to you be sure attend their gig, but remember, "If you're smoking there, you better be on fire!"
Some words from the frontmen about the break up:
“When we started this band, we didn’t expect to release records, much less to gain fans across the world. We certainly didn’t expect so many people to be moved by our message. Because this band has never been first priority to its members, it has always equated to pure expression and pure fun. All things must come to an end, and we believe 2011 will be a great year to spend on tour and saying goodbye. This is going to be fun”.