Boomkat

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Boomkat
Also known as BoomKAT
Origin Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Electronic, pop, dance, dance-pop, electropop
Years active 2002-present
Labels DreamWorks Records
(2002 – 2004)
Little Vanilla Records
(2007 – present)
Associated acts Mystic
Website Tarynmanning.com
Members Kellin Manning
Taryn Manning

Boomkat is an American electronic and pop duo, with siblings Kellin and Taryn Manning.[1] The group released their debut album Boomkatalog.One in 2003, and their second album A Million Trillion Stars in 2009. The first single "The Wreckoning" hit No. 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

Taryn is also an actress who has appeared on television in CSI: Miami, Boston Public, Hawaii Five-0 and Orange Is the New Black as well as the films Crazy/Beautiful, Crossroads, Hustle & Flow, and 8 Mile.

Background[edit]

Boomkat is the result of many different influences, "everything from The Beatles to A Tribe Called Quest to Motown to Depeche Mode to Oasis," said Kellin Manning.[2]

History[edit]

The band first signed a major label deal with American Idol producer Randy Jackson, but the deal fell through for unknown reasons. In an interview in October 2005's issue of Nylon, Taryn mentioned that Boomkat would be back eventually, and that she is writing songs for the new album once they find another record label.[3]

After a break from music, Boomkat released their first single in four years, called "Runaway." The music video premiered on their official YouTube channel and Taryn Manning's Myspace page on April 8, 2008.[4] In June 2008 Boomkat's second album A Million Trillion Stars became available in online stores. Boomkat was set to perform at Indie Fest USA 2008 on August 15, 2008 to support their album's promotion, but had to cancel the concert due to "family trouble" as Taryn Manning wrote in Myspace.[5] On March 3, 2009, their official first single, "Run Boy" was released along with a music video. The single premiered on People.com and received generally positive reviews.[6] A Million Trillion Stars was officially released in stores on March 10, 2009 by independent record company, Little Vanilla Records. Boomkat's record company, Little Vanilla Records is owned by Taryn Manning.[7] Their second single, "Stomp" along with a music video was released on July 21, 2009.[8] Boomkat has also filmed an unofficial music video for their song "Don't Be So Shy". The music video premiered on their official YouTube channel on September 2, 2009.[9] Boomkat toured in 2008 and 2009 to promote their new album. Boomkat's song "Burn" was featured on MTV's reality television show, The Hills on October 27, 2009.[10]

In September 2009, Taryn Manning released her first solo single, "So Talented". On October 28, 2009, she announced that Boomkat is working on their 3rd album.[11]

The bands 5th music video from A Million Trillion Stars premiered on Myspace on Wednesday February 17, 2010.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Boomkat discography

Band members[edit]

  • Taryn Manning (2003 – present)
  • Kellin Manning (2003 – present)

Live band members[edit]

  • Jeremy Faccone
  • Ryan Walker
  • Front Row

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boomkat Biography". VH1. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Boomkat genre information". Much Music. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  3. ^ Boomkat music page Music.yahoo.com
  4. ^ Boomkat releases new single, called "Runaway" Absolutely.net. May 5, 2008.
  5. ^ Manning, Taryn. "August 15th appearance cancelled due to "family trouble"". Myspace, Taryn-Manning.net. Retrieved 2008-08-15. [dead link]
  6. ^ "FIRST LOOK: Taryn Manning's 'Run Boy' Video". People.com. 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  7. ^ Taryn Manning: "I can't hide the rock star in me!" Paper Mag. Alex Catarinella. Retrieved on October 23, 2009.
  8. ^ Stomp music video by Boomkat YouTube.com
  9. ^ Boomkat - Don't Be So Shy music video Boomkat, YouTube channel. September 2, 2009. Retrieved September 10, 2009.
  10. ^ Boomkat's Burn featured on The Hills Twitter. Boomkat Music. October 27, 2009.
  11. ^ Taryn Manning Working On Solo & Boomkat Albums Pop Dirt. October 28, 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009.

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