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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.   Nice Guys
  4.   After Hours
  5.   This Scene Is Dead
  6.   Too Late
  7.   Buckle
  8.   Classic Love
  9.   Chick Lit
  10.   Rules Don't Stop
  11.   The Great Escape
  12.   Take My Breath Away
  13.   Altered Beast
  14.   We Need a Word
  15.   Let's See It
  16.   Hold On
  17.   Don't Blow It, Under the Sea
  18.   Dinosaurs
  19.   Tonight
  20.   Lethal Enforcer
  21.   Inaction
  22.   Waiting for You
  23.   Make It Easy, Under the Sea
  24.   Slow Down
  25.   Overreacting
  26.   Make It Easy
  27.   What You Do Best
  28.   Courage
  29.   Good Answer
  30.   New Me
  31.   Foreign Kicks
  32.   Pittsburgh
  33.   That's What Counts
  34.   Impatience
  35.   Ghouls
  36.   It's a Hit
  37.   Callbacks
  38.   What's the Word
  39.   Can't Lose
  40.   Forgiveness
  41.   In My Head
  42.   Take an Arrow, Under the Sea
  43.   Return the Favor, Under the Sea
  44.   Slow Down, Under the Sea
  45.   Dumb Luck, Under the Sea
  46.   Return the Favor
  47.   Dumb Luck
  48.   Central AC
  49.   Ambition
  50.   Jack & Ginger
  51.   I Don't Bite
  52.   Spoken For
  53.   Mucho Mas
  54.   Cash Cow
  55.   Textbook
  56.   Sprinkles
  57.   History Repeats
  58.   Headlights
  59.   Want for Nothing
  60.   Overreacting, Under the Sea
  61.   Sprinkles, Under the Sea
  62.   Don't Blow It
  63.   Down The Hall
  64.   You Should Learn
  65.   Break It Up
  66.   Hoppipolla
  67.   Worth the Wait
  68.   Get Off
  69.   The Great Escape Under the Sea
  70.   Lousy Reputation
  71.   Take an Arrow

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