The Definitive Measure started out in 2000 with Dave Contreras and Kris Haugen (drums). They were long time friends and decided to start a band. In 2002 they recorded a demo and in 2003 they recorded another demo (Dave played bass on both demos) with some new songs while also re-recording a few old ones.
In 2004, Dave joined the band Half White (now known as Pour Habit, the recently added Fat Wreck Chords band) which Kris was already in and put The Definitive Measure on hiatus. With disagreements on music, Dave and Kris left the band to put all of their effort in The Definitive Measure.
Soon, they added a bassist as well as a second guitarist and played a few local shows. Those two members left soon after. Dave had a roommate, Matt who was interested in playing so he decided to pick up a bass and join. The two also play together in a 90's rock cover band. TDM recorded a cover of "Something I Don't Know" by 88 Fingers Louie and the song was released on a tribute compilation CD put out by the French record label, Eternalis Records.
On August 27th, 2008 a they very first full lenght titled "The End of the Beginning" was released. It was a mixture of songs from their earlier demos. Soon after, Kris left TDM. In December 2007, Andrew Rotter and Blake Kardashian both from the band Trigger Finger, joined The Definitive Measure.
SoCal punk rocke veterans MxPx are streaming a new song titled "Calm My Craze". This is their first new song after 4 years. The song song will be offered for free on this bandcamp for 2 weeks only since May 24th. Only June 7th, this song will removed from Bandcamp.
Check below two live videos of New Bedford punk rock legends, A Wilhelm Scream shredding Slovenia's Punk Rock Holiday in August of 2014. Chest mounted GoPro action on Nick Angelini showing off how to play the songs "Skid Rock" and "Born A Wise Man".
2016 marks the first year Felony Records has become a sponsor of America's greatest punk rock festival, Punk Rock Bowling. They've marked the occasion with a compilation of their roster, old and new. 35 tracks from past albums, rare tracks, and unreleased songs from future albums.