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Cousins Tony and Matt Lovato grew up across the street from each other in the Blue Island section of the south side of Chicago and began playing together at seven, borrowing instruments from Tony's father, with Tony picking up guitar and singing and Matt playing bass. In high school, they hooked up with guitarist Jeremiah Rangel and drummer Nick Gigler. Tony came up with the band name Mest while looking at a case of Milwaukee's Best beer. Playing in local Chicago punk clubs, the group self-released their debut album, Mo' Money, Mo' 40'z. They got their first real break when Tony wrote to Goldfinger lead singer John Feldmann and got a response. After listening to a demo tape, Feldmann agreed to let Mest open for Goldfinger, got them a record deal with Maverick, and produced their major-label debut, Wasting Time, which was released in July 2000. A year later, Mest returned with a cameo-filled (Young MC, Save Ferris' Monique Powell) spiky-punk second album entitled Destination Unknown. A self-titled third album, which included a cameo from Good Charlotte's Benji Madden, appeared in June 2003. A lengthy stretch of Warped Tour dates followed, which led to exhaustion for Mest and back surgery for Tony Lovato in particular. But the band soldiered on, and in autumn 2005 they released their fourth effort for Maverick, Photographs. After ten years together, Mest called it quits in early 2006. They went out on an appropriately titled final tour, So Long and Thanx for the Booze, that February alongside Allister and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. ~ William Ruhlmann
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  2.   I Melt With You
  3.   Jaded (These Years) by Benji Madden
  4.   What's the Dillio?
  5.   Rooftops
  6.   Lost, Broken, Confused
  7.   Yesterday
  8.   Chance of a Lifetime
  9.   Burning Bridges
  10.   Night Alone
  11.   Living Dead
  12.   Fuct Up Kid
  13.   Without You
  14.   Cadillac
  15.   Drawing Board
  16.   Last Kiss
  17.   Kiss Me, Kill Me
  18.   Your Promise
  19.   Breakin' Down
  20.   Random Arrival
  21.   Lonely Days
  22.   Electric Baby
  23.   Change
  24.   Hotel Room
  25.   Long Days Long Nights
  26.   Keeps Me Moving On
  27.   As His Black Heart Dies (My Mistake)
  28.   [Untitled Track]
  29.   Tonight Will Last Forever
  30.   Dying for You
  31.   Can't Take This
  32.   Nightmare
  33.   Graveyard
  34.   This Time
  35.   As His Heart Dies (My Mistake)
  36.   Cursed
  37.   Photographs
  38.   Take Me Away (Cried Out to Heaven)
  39.   Paradise (122nd and Highland)
  40.   Return to Self-Loathing
  41.   Shell of Myself
  42.   2000 Miles
  43.   Walking on Broken Glass
  44.   Until I Met You
  45.   Beer
  46.   R Ska Song
  47.   Same Old, Same Old
  48.   Slow Motion
  49.   Forget You
  50.   Girl for Tonight
  51.   Richard Marxism
  52.   The Last Time
  53.   Wasting My Time
  54.   Opinions
  55.   Another Day
  56.   It's Over
  57.   Reason
  58.   Chelsea
  59.   Misunderstood
  60.   Mother's Prayer
  61.   Muckaferguson
  62.   Indian Pete
  63.   Compulsive Prep
  64.   On My Mind
  65.   Rebel With a Reason
  66.   To All My Homies
  67.   Y
  68.   Dody Road
  69.   Movin' On
  70.   That Song
  71.   3'z My Lucky Number
  72.   Is This the End?
  73.   I'm Stuck

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