A Cursive Memory is an American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. A Cursive Memory got its start when Colin Baylen and Shaun Profeta met at a birthday party. Shaun is the brother of Hellogoodbye drummer Chris Profeta. Mark Borst-Smith and Brian Bolen soon joined, forming a band originally called The Vagrants. At first, the band played only covers of some of their favorite bands, such as blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World, but soon started writing their own music.