The Rookie Lot was a five piece Melodic Hardcore band from Levittown, Long Island, New York that was started in January 1998. Their sound derivers from New Jersey and Long Island melodic hardcore bands like Lifetime.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Garrett Tierney (now of Brand New) grew up around the block from Jesse Lacey in their hometown of Levittown, New York. Garrett, a bass player, introduced Jesse to Brandon Reilly. Jesse and Brandon became friends right away and wanted to be in a band together. Brandon knew a drummer named Brian Lane, and with their good friend Alex Dunne added to the band, The Rookie Lot was formed. The band released a demo as well as a split 7" (limited to 1000 copies) with Yearly. Yearly included Eben D'Amico from Saves the Day as well as Scottie Redix and Peter Toh from The Stryder. After The Rookie Lot disbanded, Jesse, Garrett, and Brian formed Brand New, while Brandon went on to play in The Movielife and Nightmare of You. Alex joined Crime In Stereo.

Discography[edit | edit source]


  • The Rookie Lot/Yearly split 7"

Demo tracks

  • "Debbie Stokes"
  • "Leaving Verona"
  • "Year's Last Snowfall"
  • "Escape from Levittown"
  • "Theme Song of the Night Flyers"
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