Hailing from Scituate, MA, Emergency Exit is an ode to an enduring punk rock scene that refuses to fade away. Founded in 2003 by Brendan Farragher, Zak Kennedy and Ben Johnson during the fading glory days of the pop punk, Emergency Exit quickly found their own cozy niche among the Boston punk rock scene. Their first drop on the punk rock landscape, It Was Consensual (2006) featured tracks about high school days – the girls that got away, the nights that got too crazy, and the times that tried the young soul. With Farragher on guitar and vocals, Kennedy on bass and Johnson on drums Exit exuded an air of excitement, expressing the passion of a generation of lost millennials in pop punk style. The album shows where the band began and gave hints of where they were going.
In 2012 Emergency Exit discovered a simple formula: double the Johnson, double the rock. As Ben’s brother Sam joined the band on lead guitar Exit saw a renaissance of experimentation and maturation finally complete with the sweet overtones of lead guitar. With Alex Ferris taking over on bass and lending some skills in the shred department, a new sound began to take shape. Background Check, Emergency Exit's second full-length release, started to show some of the new members’ influence and reflected the aging of the band and the evolution of the punk rock scene. Stories of the bands exploits and escapades riddle a track list that combines elements of traditional pop punk, country, and ska.
With new material on the way, Emergency Exit has progressed from a simple pop punk band into a band that embraces all circles of rock and roll. Incorporating influences from bands as far reaching as Alkaline Trio to Tool, Exit promises to entertain fans from all walks of alternative rock lifestyles while still hearkening back to their early influences of late 90s punk rock. With new material and shows on the horizon, the sky is the limit for the boys of Emergency Exit. And they’ll do it all with beers in hand.