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

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