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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.   Forget You
  4.   Rooftops
  5.   Burning Bridges
  6.   Girl for Tonight
  7.   I'm Stuck
  8.   Wasting My Time
  9.   Drawing Board
  10.   Walking on Broken Glass
  11.   Cadillac
  12.   What's the Dillio?
  13.   Kiss Me, Kill Me
  14.   Chance of a Lifetime
  15.   Shell of Myself
  16.   2000 Miles
  17.   Jaded (These Years) by Benji Madden
  18.   Until I Met You
  19.   Fuct Up Kid
  20.   Change
  21.   Richard Marxism
  22.   Your Promise
  23.   Long Days Long Nights
  24.   Keeps Me Moving On
  25.   As His Black Heart Dies (My Mistake)
  26.   [Untitled Track]
  27.   Last Kiss
  28.   Tonight Will Last Forever
  29.   Dying for You
  30.   Can't Take This
  31.   Nightmare
  32.   Graveyard
  33.   This Time
  34.   As His Heart Dies (My Mistake)
  35.   Cursed
  36.   Photographs
  37.   Take Me Away (Cried Out to Heaven)
  38.   Paradise (122nd and Highland)
  39.   Return to Self-Loathing
  40.   Lost, Broken, Confused
  41.   Night Alone
  42.   Is This the End?
  43.   That Song
  44.   Hotel Room
  45.   Slow Motion
  46.   Electric Baby
  47.   Lonely Days
  48.   Random Arrival
  49.   The Last Time
  50.   Opinions
  51.   Yesterday
  52.   Another Day
  53.   Without You
  54.   It's Over
  55.   Reason
  56.   Breakin' Down
  57.   Chelsea
  58.   Misunderstood
  59.   Mother's Prayer
  60.   Living Dead
  61.   Compulsive Prep
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  63.   Same Old, Same Old
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  65.   Rebel With a Reason
  66.   Beer
  67.   Y
  68.   Dody Road
  69.   Movin' On
  70.   R Ska Song
  71.   To All My Homies
  72.   Indian Pete
  73.   On My Mind

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