Liars Academy is an Indie Rock group from Baltimore, Maryland. They have released all of their albums so far on Equal Vision Records. Liars Academy was formed by ex-Cross My Heart guitarist/songwriting Ryan Shelkett and Strike Anywhere guitarist Matt Smith. They recruited drum veteran Evan Tanner to play drums and began playing shows in 2001. Due to Smith's prior commitments to Strike Anywhere, and Liars Academy's busy tour schedule, he was unable to be a full-time member of the band.