|Origin||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Years active||1999–2003 (?)|
Collapsis is a band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Their name can be traced back to an old Dillon Fence song. They can loosely be categorized as late-nineties post-grunge, with melodic vocals and lyrical themes of broken relationships, cautious yearning, and loneliness. They had more of a country influence than many bands in that genre; the instrumentals sounded more like a hybrid of country and pop music than nineties modern rock, although their music was accessible to fans of any of those genres.
They released an EP called Chartreuse in 1999, and gained a significant local following. That following paid off when they were signed to Cherry Records (a subsidiary of Universal Records). They made one major-label release: Dirty Wake, on February 15, 2000. The lead single from Dirty Wake, "Automatic", received nationwide airplay in the US and peaked on the Billboard Modern Rock charts at #28 in 2000.
They also performed the theme song to the movie Clay Pigeons, titled "Clay Pigeons: The Ballad of Lester Long." The song was a light and humorous paean to going on a murder spree.
- Mike Garrigan, vocals and guitar
- Scott Carle, drums (a former member of Dillon Fence)
- Ryan Pickett, guitar and vocals (a former member of Queen Sarah Saturday, another North Carolina local band)
- Chris Holloway, bass and vocals (a former member of Queen Sarah Saturday