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We Are Scientists

Although formed on the West Coast by three California-based college students, We Are Scientists officially took flight after frontman Keith Murray, bass player Chris Cain, and drummer Michael Tapper relocated to Brooklyn and began building a small devoted following. After releasing three EPs and one independent album, the group signed with Virgin Records and released its major-label debut, With Love and Squalor, in early 2006. Although modestly popular in America, the album became a gold-selling hit in the U.K., where the band's sound -- part post-punk revival and part indie rock, with a touch of '80s synth pop -- drew parallels to popular bands like the Editors, Franz Ferdinand, and the Killers. In 2008, the group -- which was now just a duo comprising Cain and Murray -- put out its second full-length album, Brain Thrust Mastery. As before, the record found more popularity overseas, where it debuted at number 11 on the U.K. albums chart. The band toured heavily in support, playing a number of European festivals and opening shows in America for Kings of Leon. As We Are Scientists prepared to record a third album, former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows joined the lineup, and the revised band unveiled itself with the release of 2010's Barbara. That year founding members Cain and Murray appeared in their own series of comedy shorts, titled Steve Wants His Money, which was seen on the Internet and ran as segments on MTV. In late 2012, they entered the studio in New York with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Blonde Redhead) to record sessions for their fourth record. Burrows relocated to the city from England while he worked with Murray and Cain to write and record tracks for the album. Titled TV en Français, it arrived in early 2014. In 2016, We Are Scientists returned with their fifth studio album, Helter Seltzer, featuring the singles "Buckle" and "Too Late." ~ James Christopher Monger & Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
We Are Scientists

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Albums by
We Are Scientists

Top Songs by
We Are Scientists

  1.   Song
  2.   Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
  3.   After Hours
  4.   Nice Guys
  5.   Too Late
  6.   Buckle
  7.   This Scene Is Dead
  8.   Classic Love
  9.   Chick Lit
  10.   Rules Don't Stop
  11.   It's a Hit
  12.   Dumb Luck, Under the Sea
  13.   Lethal Enforcer
  14.   Ghouls
  15.   What's the Word
  16.   Can't Lose
  17.   Headlights
  18.   Don't Blow It, Under the Sea
  19.   Make It Easy
  20.   Courage
  21.   Good Answer
  22.   Down The Hall
  23.   Central AC
  24.   Jack & Ginger
  25.   I Don't Bite
  26.   That's What Counts
  27.   Dinosaurs
  28.   Spoken For
  29.   Impatience
  30.   Let's See It
  31.   The Great Escape
  32.   Cash Cow
  33.   Callbacks
  34.   What You Do Best
  35.   History Repeats
  36.   Take an Arrow
  37.   Textbook
  38.   Forgiveness
  39.   Want for Nothing
  40.   We Need a Word
  41.   Hold On
  42.   Sprinkles, Under the Sea
  43.   Make It Easy, Under the Sea
  44.   Don't Blow It
  45.   Overreacting
  46.   Take My Breath Away
  47.   Get Off
  48.   You Should Learn
  49.   Hoppipolla
  50.   Altered Beast
  51.   The Great Escape Under the Sea
  52.   Lousy Reputation
  53.   Break It Up
  54.   Inaction
  55.   Waiting for You
  56.   In My Head
  57.   Return the Favor, Under the Sea
  58.   Overreacting, Under the Sea
  59.   Slow Down
  60.   Sprinkles
  61.   Dumb Luck
  62.   New Me
  63.   Foreign Kicks
  64.   Ambition
  65.   Worth the Wait
  66.   Slow Down, Under the Sea
  67.   Pittsburgh
  68.   Take an Arrow, Under the Sea
  69.   Mucho Mas
  70.   Tonight
  71.   Return the Favor

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