A Static Lullaby
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|A Static Lullaby|
Brown (left) and Arnold (right)
|Origin||Chino Hills, California|
|Labels||A Lullaby Factory, Ferret, Columbia, Fearless|
|Associated acts||Casket Salesmen, Of Mice & Men, Elevate: I Am|
|Past members||Jarrod Alexander
A Static Lullaby was a post-hardcore band formed in Chino Hills, California in 2001. ASL's music has been classified under many sub-genres of rock. Their musical style has been described as post-hardcore, emo, screamo, metalcore, alternative metal and southern rock.
Early years and formation (2001–2002)
A Static Lullaby came together after a casual high school jam session that led its members to quit their existing bands and come together as one. Formed in 2001 in Chino Hills, CA, the group began with singer Joe Brown, bassist Phil Pirrone, drummer Brett Dinovo, and guitarists Dan Arnold and Nathan Lindeman. Their first show was a mere two weeks after forming, and it started a buzz about the band that continued to be built upon throughout the local circuit.
In September 2001 the band recorded their first home made song called "Withered". They released it as a demo and burned CDs with the song on it. They then recorded 2 other songs; "A Sip of Wine Chased With Cyanide" and "A Song for a Broken Heart" and released them on a demo, when in 2002 they released their EP, Withered, they sold 6,000 copies. After that they toured, performing the songs taken from the EP across the West Coast
Signing and first two albums (2002–2005)
The band signed a contract with Ferret Records in 2002. After this, the band went on to create their first album called, ...And Don't Forget to Breathe and spent 18 long months on the road supporting their debut album, sharing stages with such acts as AFI, My Chemical Romance and Brand New. After extensive touring, they signed to Columbia Records and recorded their second album, Faso Latido. It received mixed reviews and they were eventually dropped from Columbia. In this time, bassist and vocalist Phil Pirrone was involved in a serious car crash, causing him to rethink his life and eventually leave the band. He formed his own record label, Longhair Illuminati, and formed the band Casket Salesmen with guitarist Nathan Lindeman.
A Static Lullaby (2006–2007)
A Static Lullaby reached a turning point and was signed by Fearless Records. They hunted for new musicians to fill the positions of Phil Pirrone and Nathan Lindeman. After finding John Martinez and Dane Poppin for guitar and bass, respectively, the band recorded their third full-length album. The self-titled record did significantly better than their previous album, and returned to the more aggressive style they had been known for.
The band parted ways with new guitarist John Martinez, and did not look for a replacement. Dane Poppin, current member of the band stated "we are currently much better off and comfortable as a four piece." In addition, they found a permanent new drummer Tyler Mahurin.
Rattlesnake! and Break-Up (2008 – 2012)
The band released a video stating that the title of the their new album produced by Steve Evetts was to be titled Rattlesnake!. It was released on September 9, 2008. In November of 2008, a tour with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Confide, Showbread and Attack Attack! ended.
With the compilation album Punk Goes Pop 2, the band released a post hardcore cover version of "Toxic" by Britney Spears, as well as a related music video featuring several Spears look-alikes wearing various outfits from her music videos.
They toured most of the 2009 Zumiez Couch Tour with Canadian band, Silverstein.
As of June 2010, Lead Singer Joe Brown has started a side project with former guitarist John Martinez called "Elevate: I am".
Joe Brown has also recently signed the San Diego based band "A Shattered Hope" to his record label "A Lullaby Factory Records".
Dan Arnold has joined the band New Year's Day, playing guitar for the group. He has also announced a new project "Ghost Town" on A Static Lullaby's Facebook page in early 2012.
It was stated that Dane Poppin is touring with post-hardcore act Of Mice & Men filling in for Jaxin Hall who recently left the band due to personal reasons.
Dan Arnold announced on the band's Facebook account on January 10, 2012 that the band would be breaking up and was later confirmed by stating that the bands very last show will be played in Indonesia July 7, 2012.
- Final lineup
- Joe Brown – lead vocals (2001-2012)
- Dan Arnold – clean vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, programming (2001-2012)
- Brett Dinovo – drums, percussion (2001–2005; 2011-2012)
- Matt Faukner – bass, backing vocals (2011-2012)
- Kris Comeaux – guitars (2011-2012)
- Touring members
- Phil Manansala – guitars (2008–2009, now in Of Mice & Men)
- Former members
- Tyler Mahurin – drums, percussion (2007–2011)
- Jarrod Alexander – drums, percussion (2001; 2006)
- Nate Lindeman – lead guitar (2001–2005)
- John Martinez – lead guitar, backing vocals (2006–2007)
- Phil Pirrone – bass, backing vocals (2001–2005)
- Dane Poppin – bass, backing vocals (2006–2011)
|US||US Heat||US Indie|
|2001||A Static Lullaby (EP)||Self released||—||—||—|
|2002||Withered (EP)||Self released||—||—||—|
|2003||...And Don't Forget to Breathe||Ferret Music||—||—||—|
|2005||Faso Latido||Columbia Records||129||3||—|
|2006||A Static Lullaby||Fearless Records||173||3||16|
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart.|
- 2003: "Lipgloss and Letdown"
- 2003: "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us"
- 2005: "Stand Up"
- 2007: "Hang 'Em High"
- 2008: "The Art of Sharing Lovers"
- 2009: "Toxic" (Britney Spears cover)
- Common, Tyler (January 9, 2012). "A Static Lullaby announce break-up". Alternative Press. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
- "A Static Lullaby - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums" allmusic. Retrieved on November 16, 2008.