Darling Thieves

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Darling Thieves
Also known as I Hate Kate
Origin Huntington Beach, California
Genres Alternative rock, pop punk
Years active 2004–present
Labels Glassnote
Associated acts Zebrahead
Website http://www.facebook.com/darlingthievesmusic
Members Justin Mauriello
Scott Hayden
Mike Lund
Past members Jeremy Berghorst
AJ Condosta
Ed Davis

Darling Thieves, formerly known as I Hate Kate, is an American alternative rock band from Huntington Beach, California, United States. The band was founded in November 2004 by former Zebrahead frontman Justin Mauriello.[citation needed]


Justin Mauriello started I Hate Kate in 2004, while still in Zebrahead, as a creative outlet. The band has seen a steady rise in success. I Hate Kate played with bands such as Social Distortion, Chevelle, Hot Hot Heat, The Bravery, The Living End, My Chemical Romance, Unwritten Law, Secondhand Serenade, and Shiny Toy Guns. Tours have taken them throughout the U.S., Canada, and Japan.[citation needed]

In December 2007, the band with record producer Mark Trombino recorded new songs and remixed previous tracks. They released their first full-length album, Embrace the Curse, on June 24, 2008 under Glassnote Records. In early 2010, the band recorded an album entitled Race to Red, with producer Lee Miles. The band released the first single off the album, "Free Without You", on January 12, 2010. They have released music videos for "Free Without You" and "Unspoken".

In June 2010, a woman named Kate, after whom the band was named, left frontman Justin Mauriello an angry voicemail about the use of her name for the band and threatening legal action.[citation needed] The band felt it was in their best interest to change their name to Darling Thieves, under which name the new album was released on June 17, 2010.

As the Darling Thieves they have been headlining their own shows and sharing the stage with The Smashing Pumpkins, Chevelle, OK Go, Anberlin, Flobots, and Hollywood Undead.

The Darling Thieves have since 2012 been on a hiatus, while members of the band are taking care of new children. Since then, Justin Mauriello has been working on a Solo EP in Nashville, Tennessee.



as I Hate Kate
Date of Release Title U.S. sales
April 4, 2007 Embrace the Curse
2006 Act One (EP)
as Darling Thieves
Date of Release Title U.S. sales
June 17, 2010 Race to Red
March 13, 2012 The Extended Play (EP)


as I Hate Kate
  • "Always Something" (2007)
  • "It's Always Better" a.k.a. "Always Something" (2008)
  • "Bed of Black Roses" (2008)
  • "I'm In Love with a Sociopath" (2008)
as Darling Thieves
  • "Free Without You" (2010)
  • "Unspoken" (2010)
  • "Would You" (2012)
Other songs (unreleased)
  • "Sobriety Killed Society"
  • "Jolly St.Nick Brought Me Dick"
  • "Out On Me"


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