Mayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support. Mayday Parade was formed in the winter of 2005 following the merger of two local Tallahassee bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment. They decided on the band name Mayday Parade during the week they spent recording in the studio. Rolling Stone described the band's sound as "anthemic, emo-inflected rock".