We Are Scientists
Blending indie rock hooks with a sense of humor, We Are Scientists create a sound that they describe as "thoughtful, sometime epic, often loud, vaguely danceable and implicitly humanist". Since 2001 they have released three EPs and performed sporadically across the United States and the U.K.
Since signing with Virgin, their single, "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt:, from their debut full-length, With Love and Squalor, has received steady airplay on BBC Radio1 and MTV2 in the U.K. where they have played the stages of both Reading and Leads festivals.
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Keith Murray, guitar and lead vocals
Chris Cain, bass guitar and backing vocals
Michael Tapper, drums and backing vocals
- Started in a bar in California in 2000.
- Moved to New York in 2001
- Well known for their website which features an advice column, reviews of random objects, and other humorous articles.
- The band name came from ...
A U-haul employee, inspecting a van the band rented and attempting to make polite conversation, asked the three bespectled musicians if they were scientists. Although they told him that they were musicians, to this day they regret it and "...kind of wish we had just lied and gone on a riff about our work in nanotech."
- The single "Inaction" was featured on "The OC"
- Diesel-U-Music award for best rock act of 2005
- 2002 – Safety, Fun and Learning (In That Order): Self released LP
- 2002 – Bitchin': Self released LP
- 2003 – Inaction: Self released EP
- 2004 – The Wolf's Hour: Self released EP
- 2006 – With Love and Squalor: produced by Ariel Rechtshaid