Effective period / Period of releases: 1994 - 2019
Members: Tom Linton, Zach Lind, Rick Burch, Jim Adkins, Mitchel PorterJimmy Eat World formed in Mesa, Arizona, USA in 1993. They are associated with an array of genres including alternative rock, indie rock, punk rock and emo. Singer/guitarist Jim Adkins and drummer Zach Lind, who had been friends since kindergarten, joined forces with co-vocalist/guitarist Tom Linton and bass player Mitch Porter to try their hand at music. In its early years the band emulated the style of their punk rock influences, and they eventually recorded and released three singles and a full-length, self-titled album on local label Wooden Blue Records.