Regents (punk rock band)

Origin Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, Philadelphia, US
Genres Punk, Emo
Years active 2007–present
Labels Lovitt
Associated acts Sleepytime Trio, Maximillian Colby, Frodus, The Exploder
Members David NeSmith
Drew Ringo
Jason Hamacher
Dan Evans

Regents is an American punk rock band formed in 2007 by former Sleepytime Trio and Maximillian Colby guitar/vocalists Drew Ringo and David NeSmith and drummer Jason Hamacher of Frodus.[1][2][3] Originally a keytar and drum duo called Regions, the pair recruited NeSmith's Sleepytime Trio and Maximillian Colby bandmate Drew Ringo, as well as former The Exploder bassist Dan Evans and begun playing under the name Regents.[4][5][6]

In 2012, they played a show at SXSW.[7][8] The group has gotten many positive reviews for their shows.[9][10][11]


  • Regents (2011 Lovitt Records)
  • Antietam After Party (2012 Lovitt Records)


  1. ^ "REGENTS MAY NOT BE METAL, BUT THEY LIKE METAL". Decibel Magazine. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  2. ^ "REGENTS Austin Shows on Do512". Do512. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  3. ^ "Three Stars: Lovitt Records". DCist. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  4. ^ "Lovitt Records". Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  5. ^ "REGENTS – S/T". Verbicide. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  6. ^ Smith, Roz. "Regents: Antietam After Party | The Aquarian". Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  7. ^ "Regents". SXSW Schedule 2012. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  8. ^ "GRAMMYs On The Road At SXSW With Brite Futures And Regents". 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  9. ^ Necci, Marilyn Drew (2012-08-21). "SHOW REVIEW: Planes Mistaken For Stars". RVA Mag. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  10. ^ Times, Phoenix New (2012-11-07). "Retox and Regents, Yucca Tap Room, 11/6/12". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2021-04-28.
  11. ^ "Burning Bridges: Narrows Occupy SxSW". athousandtrivialities. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2021-04-28.

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