From 2000-2003, Infamous Jake & The Pinstripe Mafia dominated the Western Mass scene. Blending fast up-beat ska/punk with hardcore as well as some more traditional ska and reggae, the band soon gained prominence in the CT scene and quickly bonded with CT hardcore/ska/metal outfit The Flaming Tsunamis. The two bands were attached at the hip, touring together and even sharing members. Infamous Jake borrowed Joe Watts on trombone and TFT abducted Dan and Matt on trumpet and drums (respectively). Later Andy and Ethan of TFT would join forces with Dan and Matt to create Kill Normal Records which would release CDs for both bands as well as many others. The Beginning of the End marks the final album from this band, showcasing the their ever growing love of adding more aggressive elements into their ska/punk blend while still keeping a strong focus on melody. The album also features a cover of The Flaming Tsunamis’ PPC.