Matchbook Romance is an American emo group from Poughkeepsie, New York. The band is formerly part of the Epitaph Records label, and has two albums and one EP.
Singer and guitarist Andrew Jordan and bassist Ryan Kienle played previously in the punk rock band Fizzlewink. Later, they get a deal with Epitaph Records as The Getaway after label owner Brett Gurewitz listened to Ex Marks the Spot on the PunkNews website. Since a Canadian band already had the same name, they change the name to Matchbook Romance.
Epitaph produced the band's first EP, West for Wishing, in early 2003, and their first studio album, Stories and Alibis, in September 2003. They also appeared on a four-piece split with Motion City. In the fall of 2003, Matchbook Romance embarked on an American tour and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press magazine.
In 2006, for their second album, Voices, the band decided to stand out from what they had done previously >>>. The album reaches the 43> place of the American charts>. Their song Monsters appears in Madden NFL 07, Arena Football: Road to Glory, and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. On March 12, 2007, after ten years of career, the group announces via its MySpace that it takes a break of indefinite duration. Andrew Jordan, Ryan Kienle and singer Amanda Rogers will work on a new project. Drummer Aaron Stern later played with the band God or Julie, and replaced Mark O'Connel of Taking Back Sunday on the Projekt Revolution tour in the summer of 2007.