Caruana did not sit still, and after a brief stint performing with fellow Long Island rockers Head Automatica, he went on to form the post-hardcore ensemble I Am the Avalanche. The project further showcased the sheer extent of the frontmans songwriting ability; his lyrics and his overall sound effectively evoke angst, passion, and frustration. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2005, following up with their second release, Avalanche United, in 2011, both to widespread acclaim. Around the same time, the frontman joined the Los Angeles hardcore outfit Peaced Out. The band released their self-titled debut EP in 2012.
The singer/songwriter returned in early 2013 with his first solo release, City by the Sea. The EP presented many of Caruanas familiar songwriting traits, albeit within a more acoustic punk package. The following year, the musician returned to his frontman duties, releasing Wolverine with I Am the Avalanche in 2014. He revisited his punk roots in 2015 with the Movielife on a small nationwide reunion tour before playing a handful of shows in the U.K.
His first full-length solo effort, Survivors Guilt, on Equal Vision Records, arrived in 2016. The record marked his return to a fully-fledged band sound, as opposed to the stripped-back acoustic nature of his solo EP; an intriguing approach to his more personal songwriting. Survivors Guilt featured both acoustic and electronic instrumentation in equal measure, along with performances from the singers erstwhile collaborators, such as members of I Am the Avalanche and Steve Choi of RX Bandits. ~ Rob Wacey, Rovi