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EARSHOT (2014)
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hard rock, alternative metal, nu metal (early)
Years active 1999–Present
Labels Warner Bros., Fontana, Universal Records, Earshot Inc.
Website www.earshotonline.com

Earshot is an American hard rock/alternative metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band has released three albums: Letting Go, Two, The Silver Lining, and have most recently announced plans to release their fourth studio album, a 5-song Mini-LP entitled "Aftermath" on April 16, 2015.


Formation and Letting Go[edit]

The band formed in 1999, with singer Wil Martin collaborating with guitarist Scott Kohler, bassist Guy Couturier, and drummer Todd Wyatt in L.A. Bassist Johnny Sprague and guitarist Mike Callahan joined the band shortly after their debut was completed.

Singer-songwriter Wil has cited Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, U2, and Soundgarden as influences and inspirations.[1]

Letting Go, the band's debut album, was released in 2002 and featured the song "Get Away". It received significant radio airplay, while the song "Headstrong" was featured in the motion picture Queen of the Damned. The songs "Get Away", "Headstrong", and "We Fall, We Stand" were also included in the 2002 video game Legends of Wrestling II for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox. After months of touring with Staind, Kid Rock, and Stone Temple Pilots,[2][3][4] "Get Away" peaked at No. 4 on the charts and stayed in the Top 100 for over 60 weeks. Earshot returned to the studio in late 2002 after spending much of that year on the road.


The band's second album, Two, was released in 2004. It includes the breakthrough hit "Wait", which was included in the video games Madden NFL 2005 and MX vs. ATV Unleashed. It was also featured in the DVD Tampa Bay Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup Champions.

In early 2005, Earshot returned from the road in support of their second release.

The Silver Lining[edit]

In early 2007, Earshot signed with Indegoot/Fontana/Universal Recordings, and began working on a new album, produced by Brian Garcia and co-produced by Wil Martin. Tracks on the album include “MisSunderstood,” “Closer,” “Pushing to Shove,” “Wasted,” “Don’t Hate Me,” "Go," and “Sometimes”. The band posted its new single, "MisSunderstood," on their MySpace page at 12AM (EST) on May 13, 2008. The official nationwide radio release date for the single was May 26, 2008.

The Ugly Truth (Single)[edit]

On October 20, 2009, the band released a free single through their website, called "The Ugly Truth".

Aftermath (Mini-LP)[edit]

On May 7, 2014, Earshot released the first new single in almost five years, "Now That It's Over", from their upcoming 5-song "Mini-LP" entitled Aftermath via iTunes, Amazon, as well as their official website. Second single, "Let Me", was released in June 24, and third single, "Remember", on September 8. The release date of the album in its entirety has been announced on the official website as being April 16, 2015, and will be available on CD and digital download.


Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]


Year Title Chart
peak positions
U.S. Mainstream Rock U.S. Modern Rock
2002 "Get Away" 4 20 Letting Go
"Not Afraid" 24 -
2004 "Wait" 13 33 Two
2005 "Someone" 27 -
2008 "MisSunderstood" 38 - The Silver Lining
2009 "The Ugly Truth" - - Non-Album Single
2014 "Now That It's Over" - - Aftermath EP
"Let Me" - -
"Remember" - -


  1. ^ Tim Grierson. "Earshot". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Show & Tell - Earshot, "Letting Go" CD review
  3. ^ "I Have Two Words to Say About This Album: Buy It - - Epinions.com". 21 August 2004. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rough Edge: Earshot CD Reviews". Retrieved 4 March 2015. 

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