Hello, we are The Addisons.

We're a pop-punk/indie rock band from Chicago, IL featuring former members of Not Rebecca, Tom Daily, Dan Vapid and The Cheats, Noise By Numbers, The Sonnets, Smoking Popes, Woolworthy and a bunch more. Like us on Facebook for the latest news.

'Invisible Falls State Park' EP

Check out the 'Invisible Falls State Park' EP out now on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp and Soundcloud. The EP was released April 18th, 2017 on Torture Chamber Records and was recorded by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs and Jeff Dean at Million Yen Studios.

Overseas Distro

Our EP is distributed in UK/Europe/Japan by Boss Tuneage Records. Pick up a copy right here.

Best Midwestern Podcast

Check out episode #54 of the Best Midwestern Podcast to hear a review of our new EP and some talk about the band. Subscribe on iTunes or stream online here.

Upcoming Shows

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The Addisons Band

Tom Counihan and Dave Lysien were the co-songwriters in the Addison, IL band Not Rebecca who were part of the seminal 90's Chicago punk scene alongside Smoking Popes, Alkaline Trio, The Bollweevils, Cap'n Jazz, Blue Meanies, Oblivion, No Empathy, Apocalypse Hoboken and many more.

After the band broke up in 1998, Lysien did a stint in the band Woolworthy before forming the long running group Textbook. Counihan moved on as a touring member of Smoking Popes and later launched a solo career as Tom Daily. The duo hadn't collaborated in well over a decade until they started working on new music under the name "The Addisons". The band is now rounded out by their old pals Rick Uncapher on bass (Textbook, Dan Vapid & the Cheats, Noise By Numbers) and Daisun De Rijk on drums (The Sonnets, Jr. Loader).

"Pop-punk stalwarts Not Rebecca harnessed that most volatile of qualities - dual singer-songwriters. Dave Lysien and Tom Counihan were a 10-years-later-in-Addison version of Bob Mould and Grant Hart…" (Ben Kim, Illinois Entertainer)

"The Addisons are like a group of Chicago punk rock all-stars, guys that have been playing in some pretty serious bands around town dating back to the 90's. Looking forward to hearing more from these guys..." (James Van Osdol, WKQX 101)

"There's a good range of punk flavored stuff on this EP. There's some kinda garagey punk, some straight up pop-punk, and some more emo-punk stuff...Really good diversity for six songs and a really solid first release..." (Best Midwestern Podcast)

Dave Lysien – vocals / guitar
Tom Counihan – vocals / guitar
Rick Uncapher - bass
Daisun De Rijk – drums