Audiovent was an American alternative rock band from Calabasas, California. Audiovent was formed in the early 1990s under the name Vent, and broke up in 2004.
Audiovent was originally formed by Jason Boyd, Paul Fried, and Benjamin Einziger under the name Vent. Boyd and Fried met while attending A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. After Fried introduced Boyd to his stepbrother Einziger, the three decided to form a band. When Fried was in tenth grade Jamin Wilcox joined Vent. Throughout their high school years, Vent played gigs around Calabasas and eventually played as far as Hollywood.
Released in 1998 their oldest recorded demos are also considered the “holy grail” of old Vent material. This demo featured the songs, When Will We Learn, For The Moment (which later became “Sweet Frustration”), Remedy & Back & Forth. Over time, this demo has become scarce due to the low volume of copies produced. Every once in a while you may see a copy online.
In 1999, the band independently recorded and released their first CD, Papa’s Dojo, under the name Vent. Papa’s Dojo sold more than 3,000 copies and was only available online and at local gigs. Upon release of “DSKIP” Numb, Remedy, and Only Human were the only three tracks that didn’t make it onto the album from Papa’s Dojo, although Numb was reworked into ‘Underwater Silence’.