Formed in 2000, The Beautiful Mistake are back after a long hiatus and set to release brand new music in March. The band have released two full-length albums: the 2002 debut album, Light A Match, For I Deserve To Burn, and 2004’s This Is Who You Are on The Militia Group.
Formed by Josh Hagquist, Shawn Grover, Josh Quesada, and Steve Dunlap following the breakup of their previous band, Ember, the band went through numerous member changes with Hagquist (vocals–guitar) remaining the constant in each incarnation of the band. The Beautiful Mistake released albums on SideCho Records, The Militia Group and Reignition Records and had songs and videos featured on Victory Records and Hopeless Records.
The band also toured with numerous hardcore, punk and rock bands including Further Seems Forever, Brand New, Hopesfall, Elliott, Funeral For A Friend, As Cities Burn, Fall Out Boy, Senses Fail, Moneen, Every Time I Die, Open Hand, Glasseater, Brandtson, Anberlin, The Myriad, Copeland, and Emery to name a few. They were also able to share the stage with bands like Snapcase, Shelter, Common Rider, Underoath, Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, and Boysetsfire during their extensive touring of the U.S. They also had songs featured on numerous television shows on Mtv, Vh1 and the WB network. The Beautiful Mistake played its last full-band show at Purple Door fest in Pennsylvania in 2005 before quietly going silent.
In 2018, The Beautiful Mistake (Josh Hagquist, Shawn Grover, Jon Berndtson, Josh Quesada) announced they would play two reunion shows in Southern California in late March. The first show was at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, and the second was at Brick By Brick in San Diego. That reunion in many ways helped inspire new music.
Now a five-piece, with original guitar player Steve Dunlap rejoining, the band entered the studio in mid 2019 to record five songs with Beau Burchell (Saosin). The result is a brand new EP, You’re Not Broken. I Am, due out March 27 via SoCal based label Wiretap Records and in the UK/EU Disconnect Disconnect Records.