justincase is an American alternative-pop band from Charlotte, North Carolina. Consisting of siblings Hannah, Justin, and Nick Tosco, the band was signed to Maverick Records in late 2001 with the help of Michelle Branch. The Toscos had met Branch before her debut on the label, becoming friends over the internet before meeting in Las Vegas for a music convention.
The band released its self-titled debut album on October 29, 2002. The album included several collaborations with Michelle Branch, who promoted it on MTV’s Total Request Live. After their first music video was shown on the network, Wal-Mart agreed to sponsor a short tour to further promote the album. The band played several solo shows, and also opened for Nick Carter on his Backstreet Boy tour. Billboard Magazine writer David Menconi called justincase "an act to watch," and guitar-maker Ibanez published a series of ads featuring the band.
Despite heavy promotion, though, the album lagged commercially. Lackluster sales numbers caused Maverick to drop the band, and they have been unable to secure another recording contract. The band is on a self-described "indefinite hiatus" while its members attend college and play the occasional local show. Lead singer Justin Tosco is also performing with Policy, another local band.
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