Third Class

Third Class (Lee Boyle, Jack Boyle, Pepe Parish) is an indie pop trio from Youngstown, Ohio. The band uses keyboard, 2-string guitar, fuzzy bass guitar, boxy drums, strained vocals, & poetic lyrics. Third Class is influenced by musicians, Ben Folds Five, Curtis Mayfield, Fiona Apple, The Violent Femmes, John Lennon, The Clash, & Radiohead, as well as writers, William Carlos Williams, Ralph Ellison, & Kenneth Rexroth. Since 2006, Third Class has released 2 studio albums. They have also released a free EP, paid for by donations from local fans, friends, & businesses. Third Class appears on compilations from record companies such as Wild Kindness Records (Ohio), & 08945 (UK), as well as 2 of their own compilations of early recordings. Third Class received press coverage from Under The Radar, Cleveland Scene, Youngstown Rock, Vindicator, Wooster Voice, Brooklyn Vegan, Planet Pluto, K Records, In Your Speakers, Indie Monster, Limerence, Ivy’s Red Sweater, Black Squirrel Radio, Kicksaw Media, & Jimmy Fro Indie Music Show. Third Class’ members are published and nominated writers. The band has performed at venues in OH, PA, WV, NY, MI, NJ, ME, CT, MD, KY, & TN. Third Class has worked with Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring), Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, Halo Benders), Doleful Lions, John Wesley Harding, Adrian Crowley, Red Wanting Blue, Drew Diver (Soda Shop, The Drums, Horse Shoes), Stealing Jane (Hyjinx), Donora, The Zou, Sex Slaves, Nicholas Megalis, The Leonard Cohen Ensemble, Way Yes, Sam Goodwill, The Faux Paus, Big Leg Emma, Papadosio, Deadbeat Poets, Cereal Banter, Nervous Jerks, The Sewing Machine War, The Saturday Giant, & Jones For Revival.