Machine Gun Romantics were from Houston, TX and played Gulf Coast Powerviolence from 2002-2005. The original line up was: Alex on drums and back up vocals,Mikey on guitar and vocals, and Ryan on lead vocals. Later, they added Beau on bass. The band split up in 2005 because Ryan smoked weed. Mikey and Ryan went on to make 50-50, which Ryan later left. Ryan later formed Back Stabbath formed with some of the dudes from Trifle Tower, Man is Mostly Water, and the Wax Museums.