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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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  1.   Song
  2.   I Melt With You
  3.   Rooftops
  4.   Cadillac
  5.   Jaded (These Years) by Benji Madden
  6.   Wasting My Time
  7.   Shell of Myself
  8.   Your Promise
  9.   Another Day
  10.   Lost, Broken, Confused
  11.   Walking on Broken Glass
  12.   Burning Bridges
  13.   Until I Met You
  14.   Long Days Long Nights
  15.   Paradise (122nd and Highland)
  16.   Night Alone
  17.   Breakin' Down
  18.   Reason
  19.   Fuct Up Kid
  20.   What's the Dillio?
  21.   Hotel Room
  22.   Nightmare
  23.   This Time
  24.   Kiss Me, Kill Me
  25.   Take Me Away (Cried Out to Heaven)
  26.   2000 Miles
  27.   Chelsea
  28.   It's Over
  29.   Random Arrival
  30.   Richard Marxism
  31.   Slow Motion
  32.   Keeps Me Moving On
  33.   As His Black Heart Dies (My Mistake)
  34.   [Untitled Track]
  35.   Last Kiss
  36.   Tonight Will Last Forever
  37.   Dying for You
  38.   Can't Take This
  39.   Graveyard
  40.   As His Heart Dies (My Mistake)
  41.   Cursed
  42.   Photographs
  43.   Return to Self-Loathing
  44.   Chance of a Lifetime
  45.   To All My Homies
  46.   3'z My Lucky Number
  47.   Movin' On
  48.   Drawing Board
  49.   Change
  50.   Forget You
  51.   Electric Baby
  52.   Girl for Tonight
  53.   Lonely Days
  54.   The Last Time
  55.   Opinions
  56.   Yesterday
  57.   Without You
  58.   Misunderstood
  59.   Mother's Prayer
  60.   Living Dead
  61.   That Song
  62.   Muckaferguson
  63.   Y
  64.   R Ska Song
  65.   Rebel With a Reason
  66.   Beer
  67.   I'm Stuck
  68.   Same Old, Same Old
  69.   On My Mind
  70.   Indian Pete
  71.   Dody Road
  72.   Compulsive Prep
  73.   Is This the End?

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