Formed in 1995, Twothirtyeight released three independently produced EP albums before signing with the now-defunct Takehold Records. In 1999, Twothirtyeight released their first full length album Missing You Dearly on Takehold Records. The band line-up featured Chris Staples, Kevin Woerner, Owen Grabo, and DJ Stone. The album was dedicated to Kevin Glass, the band's former bass guitarist, who died in a tragic car accident in 1997. Weeks before Glass was killed, he taught Owen Grabo the bass parts for most of the songs in the Twothirtyeight catalogue.
In 2000, with Owen Grabo having left the band, Twothirtyeight recorded their next EP, Matter Has a Breaking Point, as a 3-piece outfit with Chris Staples on bass guitar and lead vocals. With the addition of Jake Brown, former frontman of the band Driven, on bass guitar, Twothirtyeight wrote and recorded their second full-length album Regulate the Chemicals. Chris Carrabba, notable as the former lead vocalist of Further Seems Forever and principal artist of Dashboard Confessional, contributed backing vocals to two of the songs from Regulate the Chemicals, "This Town Will Eat You" and "Coin Laundry Loser." Following the album's release DJ Stone, who had played drums for the group since the beginning, left the group to focus on his family. Regulate the Chemicals was released on Takehold Records and followed by a summer of extensive touring. In January 2001, Jake Brown left the band.
In 2002, Takehold was acquired by Tooth & Nail Records, and the record label would re-release the band's second album, remastered with additional tracks added. You Should Be Living, the group's final and least "Christian"-sounding album, with songs like "Modern Day Prayer" telling of drunken nights, fighting, and losing their way.
On April 17, 2012, Chris Staples announced via his official Facebook page that twothirtyeight would be reuniting to play the Deluna Festival in Pensacola, Florida, which will take place over September 21–23. The band fully reunited on September 21 to play a show in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by an appearance at Deluna Fest on the 23rd, and a special late night show for Pensacola the same night as well.
Full Length albums
- Missing You Dearly (1998·Takehold Records)
- Regulate the Chemicals (2000·Takehold Records)
- Regulate the Chemicals Re-release (2002·Tooth & Nail Records)
- You Should Be Living (2002·Tooth & Nail Records)
- Twothirtyeight/Gileah Split (1995·Independent)
- Twothirtyeight (1996·Independent)
- Tomorrow (1997·Independent)
- Matter Has a Breaking Point (1999·Takehold Records)
- Further Seems Forever / Twothirtyeight Split 7" (2002·Tooth & Nail Records)
- Chris Staples · lead vocals, Guitar
- Ben May · Bass Guitar
- Dylan Roper · drums
- Kevin Woerner · Guitar
- Jake Brown · Bass Guitar
- Kevin Glass (d. 1997) · Guitar
- Owen Grabo · Bass guitar
- Daniel Lamb · Guitar
- D.J. Stone · drums
- Jason Anderson
- James Diederich · drums
- Jason Frazier · drums
- Mike Wild
- Ben May