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2am Club Makes Moves Before Album Release

Band founded by two Tam High grads gets single picked up on MTV and song on new hit ABC series.

With seven weeks to go before the release of its debut major label album, the buzz machine is building around 2am Club, the band founded by a pair of Tam High grads and named after the venerable Miller Ave. bar.

The rock/pop/hip-hop hybrid group, whose album, What Did You Think Was Going to Happen?, hits stores Sept. 14, announced today that MTV.com picked up the video for its first single, “Worry About You.”

“Huge moment for us,” the band posted on its Facebook and Twitter pages. “MTV just officially added “Worry About You”!!!

Another new song from the band, “Faster Babe,” was featured in a recent episode of Pretty Little Liars, a new hit ABC Family series, alongside music from radio regulars like The Fray, 3OH!3, One Republic and Colbie Caillat.

2am Club has evolved over time, but its roots lie in Mill Valley. Singer Marc Griffin and guitarist Matt Reagan started playing music together while they were at Tam High. When they graduated in 2004, they went to UC-Santa Cruz, where they connected with rapper Tyler Cordy.

The boys dropped out of school after two years and moved to Los Angeles to chase their musical dreams. They connected with drummer Ian O’Neill and drummer Dave Lucas in LA and formed the Transfer in 2007.

Forced to change their name to avoid conflicts with other bands with the same moniker, the band picked the 2am Club, a longtime popular destination for Tam High alumni.

The band recorded some demos with Marin native Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads, and signed with RCA Records in September 2008. The quintet has spent most of the time since then in the studio or on the road.

As the album release date nears, the band has outlined an extensive North American tour through the middle of October. The tour includes a stop at the Fillmore in San Francisco two days after its album release date.

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