About this Artist
Arm's Length are a 4 piece emo-rock band from Quinte, Ontario Canada that hearken back to the driving anthemic emotional punk rock of the early 2000s.
The core of Arm’s Length is Allen Steinberg (vocals/guitar) and brothers Jeremy Whyte (vocals/guitar) and Jeff Whyte (drums). Steinberg calls the band’s origins “white suburban kid energy”: he and the Whyte brothers went to different high schools in Quinte West, but after meeting Jeremy at a party and agreeing to jam, they discovered a shared (and, in those parts, rare) love for emo and post-hardcore bands like Counterparts, I The Mighty, and The Hotelier. Allen and Jeremy, aged 16, recruited Jeremy’s younger brother Jeff, then just 13, to drum for the pair. By the time Steinberg and Jeremy were graduating from high school, their songs had become more serious. They saved up and recorded the four song 2019 EP What’s Mine Is Yours in Hamilton, Ontario.
The underground emo scene picked up on the release and single “Watercolour,” which topped a million streams. They followed up with 2021’s Everything Nice, a six-track EP made with producer Anton DeLost(Seaway, Bearings, Stage Hands). Within a week, Pitchfork had reviewed the EP. That’s when Steinberg says “the collared folk in the emo community” took notice: the band signed with Wax Bodega and booking agent Jason Parent. With only six local Ontario shows under their belt (including a friend’s wedding), they played New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. Fans began uploading full videos of their spring 2022 sets in Chicago and Toronto on YouTube. The band added Benjamin Greenblatt on bass and started prepping their debut full-length.