About The Sights
In the summer of 1998 high school friends Eddie Baranek (vocals/guitar), Mike Trombley (drums), and Mark Leahey (bass/vocals) formed The Sights. A year later the band issued Are You Green? (recorded at Jim Diamonds Ghetto Recorders). Their sophomore album, Got What We Want was released in 2002 to some critical acclaim. The Sights hit the road for a year of touring both countries, including a 10-week stint sleeping inside the groupÃ¢ÂÂs 1991 Ford Econoline van and stealing bagels for sustenance. In the spring of 2004, The Sights - now including relative newbie organist Bobby Emmett and drummer Keith Fox - caught the ear of ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, who signed them to his own Scratchie Records. The band released their self-titled third LP, The Sights in April of 2005.