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Hawthorne Heights is a pop-punk group formed in 2001 in Dayton, Ohio. They were originally known as A Day In The Life, but after releasing an album and an EP, they changed their name to Hawthorne Heights.

The current lineup is as follows:

  • JT Woodruff - Lead Vocals and rhythm guitar
  • Micah Carli - Vocals and lead guitar
  • Matt Ridenour- Backing vocals and bass
  • Eron Bucciarelli - Drums

There was originally a fifth member, Casey Calvert, who was responsible for the signature Metal Screams in many of their songs, but he died from faultily prescribed medication.

Tropes associated with Hawthorne Heights

  • Author Existence Failure: Casey
  • Concept Album: "If Only You Were Lonely" tells the story of a young couple forcibly separated by the man's family moving away.
  • Literary Allusion Name: Word of God says that the name "Hawthorne Heights" is a reference to author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  • Insult Backfire: The song "Where Can I Stab Myself In The Ears?" got it's name from a listener's negative comment about it.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: In "Decembers", the singer describes his time apart from the woman he loves as "a self-inflicted coma."
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "Light Sleeper" is a very catchy song...about being afraid of what's waiting for you in your nightmares.
  • Metal Scream: It was Casey Calvert's specialty and a noteworthy feature of many of the group's hits. Sadly, he's now doing it in rock 'n' roll heaven.
  • Signature Song: "Saying Sorry" from If Only You Were Lonely.
    • "Ohio Is For Lovers" is another candidate, and is probably their best known song.
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