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

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