A Static Lullaby

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A Static Lullaby
A Static Lullaby @The Troubadour.jpg
Brown (left) and Arnold (right)
Background information
Origin Chino Hills, California
Genres Alternative metal, Heavy metal, Post-hardcore
Years active 2001–2012[1]
Labels A Lullaby Factory, Ferret, Columbia, Fearless
Associated acts Casket Salesmen, Of Mice & Men, Elevate: I Am
Website fearlessrecords.com/ASL/palebird
Members Joe Brown
Dan Arnold
Matt Faukner
Brett Dinovo
Kris Comeaux
Past members Jarrod Alexander
Tyler Mahurin
Phil Pirrone
Nate Lindeman
John Death
Dane Poppin

A Static Lullaby was a Alternative metal band formed in Chino Hills, California in 2001.

History[edit]

Early years and formation (2001–2002)[edit]

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 additionally recorded the songs "Love to Hate, Hate to Love", "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us All", "A Sip of Wine Chased With Cyanide" and "Charred Fields of Snow" for their self-titled demo EP.[2] They then recorded 2 other songs; "A Sip of Wine Chased With Cyanide" and "A Song for a Broken Heart" and released them on the Withered demo EP,[3] which sold 6,000 copies. After the EP's release the band toured across the West Coast.

Signing and first two albums (2002–2005)[edit]

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 in early 2003 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)[edit]

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. A Static Lullaby was released October 10, 2006 did significantly better than their previous album. The self-titled album returned to the more aggressive style the band had been known for, with a noticeable influence from metalcore.[4]

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)[edit]

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.

A Static Lullaby ended a tour with bands such as Vanna, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White and Tides of Man for the Blaze of Glory tour.

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.

Musical style[edit]

The band's primary genre is post-hardcore.[5][6] Additionally, the band has been listed as emo,[7][8][9] screamo,[10][11][12][13] alternative rock,[14] alternative metal[15] and metalcore.[4]

Band members[edit]

Final lineup
Touring members
Former members

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Label Chart peaks[17]
US US Heat US Indie
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
2008 Rattlesnake! 16 50
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

EPs[edit]

Year Name Label
2001 A Static Lullaby Self-released
2002 Withered

Singles[edit]

Year Name Album
2002 "Withered" ...And Don't Forget to Breathe
2003 "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us"
"Lipgloss and Letdown"[18]
2005 "Stand Up"[19] Faso Latido
2006 "Hang 'Em High"[20] A Static Lullaby
2008 "The Art of Sharing Lovers"
"Toxic"[21] Rattlesnake!
2009 "Under Water Knife Fight"
"Let Go"[22] A Static Lullaby (Japanese Edition)
2011 "Cinematic Attractions"[23] Non-album single
"Party Rock Anthem" (LMFAO cover with Me and the Captain)[24]

Videography[edit]

  • 2003: "Lipgloss and Letdown"[25]
  • 2003: "The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us"
  • 2005: "Stand Up"
  • 2007: "Hang 'Em High"[26]
  • 2008: "The Art of Sharing Lovers"[27]
  • 2009: "Toxic" (Britney Spears cover)[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common, Tyler (January 9, 2012). "A Static Lullaby announce break-up". Alternative Press. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "A Static Lullaby - A Static Lullaby (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "A Static Lullaby Withered (EP)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "A Static Lullaby - A Static Lullaby|Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards|AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "A Static Lullaby at Last.fm". Last.fm. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ Apar, Corey. "A Static Lullaby Biography at AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Morris, Kurt. "...And Don't Forget to Breathe - A Static Lullaby". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Faso Latido - A Static Lullaby". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Melodic Net - A Static Lullaby - s/t". Melodic.net. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ "...And Don't Forget To Breathe - A Static Lullaby". Last.fm. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Faso Latido - A Static Lullaby". Last.fm. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ "A Static Lullaby - A Static Lullaby". Last.fm. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Rattlesnake! - A Static Lullaby". Last.fm. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Faso Latido - A Static Lullaby|Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards|AllMusic". AllMusic. April 5, 2005. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  15. ^ Forget, Tom. "Rattlesnake! - A Static Lullaby". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ http://highwiredaze.com/elevateint1
  17. ^ "A Static Lullaby - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums" allmusic. Retrieved on November 16, 2008.
  18. ^ "A Static Lullaby - Lipgloss And Letdown (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ "A Static Lullaby - Stand Up (CDr) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hang 'Em High - A Static Lullaby". Last.fm. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Toxic - A Static Lullaby". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Let Go - A Static Lullaby". AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Cinematic Attractions - Single by A Static Lullaby". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Me And The Captain Party Rock Anthem (Single)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  25. ^ "A Static Lullaby - Lipgloss and Letdown - 2003 as seen on MTV2". YouTube. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  26. ^ "A Static Lullaby - "Hang Em' High"". YouTube. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  27. ^ "A Static Lullaby - "Art of Sharing Lovers"". YouTube. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  28. ^ "A Static Lullaby - "Toxic" (Britney Spears cover)". YouTube. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

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