|The Wicked Sun||Fables|| |
|Sweetest Girl||The Politics of Apathy|| |
|Hero||Music for the Sonic Skitzoid (Willful Wreckords Presents)|| |
|Forever||Venom & Pride|| |
|Beautiful Fire||Fables|| |
|For You All||Plan B.|| |
|Only Me||Total Metal, Vol. 1 (The Indie Metal Music Selection)|| |
|... go the spoils||The Politics of Apathy|| |
|By The Way||Plan B.|| |
|Kiss Kiss||The Politics of Apathy|| |
After finding mainstream success, the band then went on to operate under their own independent label, Modern Art Records, and released the Modern Art EP online under this new label. The band has worked very independently after their departure from Interscope Records, rarely playing live and releasing albums independently as well as releasing online demos and purchasable songs. The band's early/mainstream style was a mixture of hip hop and punk rock, but the band has now progressed into a unique fusion style of hip hop, electronica, and alternative. The band's vocal style incorporates three vocalists: Mike Busse, Ben Collins and Brandon Lee.
On July 9, 2009, the Matches announced on their MySpace and Facebook pages that they were taking a "hiatus", saying that, "our time to start new projects has come". On 17 June 2010 Shawn confirmed to Triple J that he had left the band. The Matches announced a one-time reunion show with the original lineup in May 2014.
In 2006 the band toured the UK with Bedouin Soundclash and Zox.
Their debut full-length album, Disconnected, was released on Science Records in April 2008. It was produced with the help of John Feldmann, producer and frontman of Goldfinger. Rolling Stone named their song "She Is the Gun" Song of the Day on 17 July 2008. The song also received rotation on BBC Radio 1, where it rose to #5 on the station's airplay charts.
After releasing the album, the group toured with Goldfinger and then played the 2008 Warped Tour in the U.S. A U.S. fall tour has been announced with Flogging Molly, followed by UK dates with Less Than Jake.
As of August 2009, Luke Johnson has been officially announced as Lostprophets new drummer, as a permanent member providing "it all works out". Beat Union have now officially split after being dropped by their record label due to the failure of their debut album.
Matt Friction and Bob Ferrari recruited Jon Decious and released their first EP, The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over!, in 2004. The group toured around the Nashville area and an independent label released their debut album, Hot Pink, in 2005.
The Pink Spiders performed at The Viper Room in West Hollywood on March 2, 2005, after which they were signed by Geffen Records. Their major-label debut, Teenage Graffiti was produced by Ric Ocasek and released in 2006. Promotion and the single "Little Razorblade" landed Teenage Graffiti on the Billboard 200. The group also made several television appearances and played at the Vans Warped Tour.
The relationship between the group and Geffen faltered during the making of their album, Sweat It Out. Disagreements over money led Decious and Ferrari to leave the band. Sweat It Out was released independently in September 2008. The Pink Spiders went on hiatus in 2009 and all three members pursued other musical projects.
Drive By has been covered in notable press formats such as Spin magazine, and opened for My Chemical Romance and Billy Talent on My Chemical Romance's 2008 North American Tour. The group split in the middle of 2010.
"No Apologies, just attitude" - Pulse
"Pop Trash, slinky and sexy" - Top40-charts.com
"The LA buzz band" - LA Times
"One of the best new bands" - Hit Parader
"Four stars" - Kerrang
"Sure to be a hit among the eyelined hipsters" – Blender
LA Rock Band The Bangkok Five Release “Under The Covers”,
An Eclectic Mix Of Cover Songs Featuring The Band's Own Distinctive
Indie Rock Sound
LOS ANGELES, October 12th, 2010 – The Bangkok Five’s new release,
"Under The Covers," is filled with an eclectic mix of cover songs,
ranging from tunes by The Shins and The Clash, to MGMT and Billy Idol.
The covers are done in a style that maintains The Bangkok Five’s
tight, Indie rock sound, yet each cut is a unique and experimental
take on the original. The first single, “Never Can Say Goodbye,” was
released on June 25th, 2010, to coincide with the anniversary of
Michael Jackson's death.
The second single, “Saved,” the only non-cover song on the album, was
released on August 24th, 2010. “Saved,” was created from the band’s
love for the TV show, LOST. In Season 2, Episode 36, LOST features
the character, Charlie, playing a song on piano to his brother, Liam.
In the episode, only 30 seconds of the song are played. The band went
on a quest to discover the entire song, and when they found it didn't
exist, took it upon themselves to write the rest of the song and
record it. It is a beautiful tribute to Charlie Pace, and to the
"Under The Covers," was recorded a track a day, for the most part
live, with different friends and producers. The band kept to one
credo: No rules, no barriers, no walls. The record's producers
include Bangkok Five singer Nik Frost, Shaun Lopez, guitarist and
producer of the influential band Far (Poker Face), Supreme Beings of
Leisure’s own Rick Torres, Grant Conway, Chris Johnson and others.
"One of the great things about making this record was the sheer joy of
digging into the material, then completely letting go of our very
“live” sound, to do crazy things that we normally wouldn't do," says
guitarist Bobby Springston. "We used vintage synths and electronic
drums to create sounds that were experimental for The Bangkok Five,
yet captured the essence of the original songs," says lead singer
Frost. He adds, “This record is definitely an expansion of our sound.”
The Bangkok Five's DIY ethic and incredible live show developed as a
direct result of being a Rock N’ Roll band that played the hardcore
circuit from 2005 – 2006. Their focus and commitment eventually lead
to tours and opening slots for the likes of Peaches, Hot Hot Heat, The
Cult, The Stooges, The Bronx, Buckcherry, (International) Noise
Conspiracy, and Papa Roach to name a few. Their hot live performance
and great songs found the band signed to Universal Records in 2006.
National tours turned into world tours, critical acclaim, and #1
positions at several tastemaker Indie rock radio stations across the
As with many bands of late, the band's love affair with the major
label eventually went south; “We did in-store performances in the same
towns where we were at #1. Trouble was, we were not able to find a
copy of our record in the very stores we played!” Continues Frost,
“Eventually, all we wanted was to get off of our "dream" label."
The band may have lost faith the music industry that they had grown up
worshipping, yet they never lost faith in their music. In late 2008,
The Bangkok Five left the road, got focused, and started their own
music company, Indiemedia Inc. Since then, they have created
successful alliances with some of the largest entertainment companies
in the world, and licensed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of
music, much of which Universal had never bothered to develop. Last
year alone, the band had 27 national placements, including a highly
lucrative deal that licensed the title track of “Who’s Gonna Take Us
Alive?,” their Universal Records debut, to a national Ford campaign.
Great music and fresh energy, coupled with ideas aimed to solve
problems faced by every artist today - The Bangkok Five’s unquenchable
desire to win tells us all to get the hell outta the way. This band is
gonna kick down the doors and shove their music right up your hard
Under The Covers releases on October 12th, 2010, on the band's own
label, Indiemedia, Inc.
Tickle Me Pink officially played their last show together as a band on March 5, 2011. The band left a Twitter message to their fans the following day saying, "Farewell all. We love you and will never forget you. -TMP".
They released their self-titled debut EP in 2004 and their first studio album "Being and Becoming" in 2005, featuring songs such as "Never Going To Kill Us", "No Name", and "Effigy." The song "Effigy" was featured on the Saw III soundtrack and the song "Never Going to Kill Us" on the Feast soundtrack.
In 2010 the band signed with Eulogy Recordings and released their second album through the label in March of that year.
The band signed to Glasstone Records for the UK release of their album The Sea and the Serpents Beneath.