We Are Scientists - The 2014Tour
We Are Scientists are back on the tour scene again, touring across three continents
and over a dozen countries. With one of the best and animated live performances in music today, expect packed venues and teeming
crowds as they bounce across North America, Europe, and Australia hitting every major hub and city along the way, including:
Munich, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Paris, France; Barcelona, Spain; the United Kingdom; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington,
DC; New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Montreal and Toronto, Canada; Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado;
Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and multiple showings all over California, Texas, and Australia. Do not miss them at
a venue near you!
About We Are Scientists
Meeting as students at Pomona College in beautiful Los Angeles
California, Keith Murray and Chris Cain would meet drummer Michael Tapper and form We Are Scientists, then just a part time
gig for three college students. The trio would migrate to the gentle rolling hills of Berkeley California in 1999 to perform
full time as the up and coming musical act We Are Scientists. The three would migrate again to Brooklyn New York and by the
end of 2002 would finish recording Safety, Fun, and Learning (In That Order), their debut album. They would follow up with
two EPs, Bitching! and In Action, and stick to playing gigs in both California and New York. While the band could feel they
were on the cusp of a big breakout, that wouldn't come until 2005.
Uncertainty struck the band in 2007 when longtime
drummer Michael Tapper would quit the band days before starting a UK wide tour. Keith and Chris would front the band for the
next two years before being joined by Andy Burrows in drums, leaving us with the current lineup of We Are Scientists that
we've known and loved for the last five years.
We Are Scientists would be at the forefront of the post punk rock revival,
making them peers with other influential rockers such as Arctic Monkeys, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and The Hives.
It was not until the release of their first single, "Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" in 2005 that
the band would be catapulted into the limelight. We Are Scientists took the alternative rock genre to places that it had been
lacking in the prior decade, mixing in punk tempos and alt-indie vocals for a mixture that was both fresh and pioneering.
Their single would become a national favorite that lead to the band's 2005 debut on network TV during the Late Show with David
Letterman. All this exposure paved the way for the release of their breakout album, With Love and Squalor, which would take
the band on tour with names such as The Arctic Monkeys and Mystery Jets.
The band's next full length, Brain Thrust Mastery,
would cement them as one of the most influential and innovative bands of the decade, charting at 11th in the UK album charts.
Carried by their singles "Dinosaurs" and "Chick Lit", the band gained universal acclaim and showed they were not afraid to
push the limits of the genre. Their first single off the album, "After Hours" would show a growing dynamism by the band, demonstrating
range and emotion before unseen in their songwriting.
2009-2010 would see the release of their next album, Barbara,
as well as addition of current drummer Andy Burrows. Barbara would be covered by their hit single "Rules Don't Stop". After
two years of touring, the band returned to the studio to record TV en Français, their fifth and most recent album. Released
in March of this year, TV en Français is their most unique and innovative album yet.
and Chris would produce and star in MTV's short series "Steve Wants His Money". The series centers around We Are Scientists
moving to the UK to repay a debt. The series can be scene on the web and is in talks for a second part of the series, which
band members have described as "likely".
The band is known for their wacky antics on and off stage, including an advice
section on their website. Some advice includes "Steal fish from Poseidon (for fisherman)" and "Possess different colors of
chalk and wear shoes to work (for school teachers)".
The We Are Scientists Concert Experience
We Are Scientists
are performers who put as much energy, passion and spirit into their live shows as they do in their upbeat and fast tempo
music. Resisting the urge to dance and sing along is impossible. Don't miss their opening act, where the band sometimes opens
for itself under the moniker "Brain Thrust Mastery" to lead "self improvement seminars" before a show. For longtime fans and
the uninitiated alike, We Are Scientists put on a hell of a show that you do not want to miss.