By 1995, Lind and close friend Jason Messina would form The Ducky Boys and within three years, released two albums and grew in popularity in the Boston punk scene with the help of Dropkick Murphys' front-man Ken Casey. However, by 1999, the band fell into turmoil and soon broke up leaving Lind with no band. Soon after The Ducky Boys' downfall, Lind teamed up with his brother Rob Lind of Blood for Blood and began writing music. Focus heavily on song-writing, the two formed the band Sinners and Saints. The band had more musicality and pop elements than The Ducky Boys, a change that gave the band a unique sound. They were offered a record contract with Victory Records for the groups future album The Sky is Falling, but chose to turn it down, a huge mistake they would later admit.
The album went on to have huge success and the band grew a huge following by 2002. Due to personal matters, Rob was unable to continue the project, and the band disbanded by the end of the year. Hoping to get back to his punk roots, Lind would form a Ducky Boy like band called Dirty Water. Re-uniting with Messina, and recruiting Andrew Mauriello on guitar and John Davidian on bass, the band would release their self-titled ep Dirty Water in 2003. Llike Sinners and Saints, the band was a major success in the Boston area. All unreleased songs written by Lind during this period of time have been reworked and included on subsequent releases. The Ducky Boys re-formed plus guitarist Douglas Sullivan in late 2003 and has recorded and released two albums, entitled Three Chords and the Truth and The War Back Home.
Both albums were critically acclaimed and had big sales. The band has since grown in popularity and has toured with bands like Rancid, Street Dogs, and Dropkick Murphys in recent years. During 2005, Lind set out to make his first solo album. Using leftovers songs that were not used in The War Back Home, Lind recorded the CD and released it in 2006. The album features a rock style with a band accompanying Lind in most songs. Over the last year, Lind has wrote and demoed over 50 songs for both the new Ducky Boys album and for his next solo EP, which is tentatively titled Compulsive Fuckup.
The album is expected to be more acoustic sounding and will be released independently through Lind himself in hopes of addressing a very specific and existing audience. Mark also played bass on Boston punk band Far From Finished's debut album East Side of Nowhere and will also be appearing on the band's new album Living in the Fallout, which is due out sometime this year. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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