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

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