Meriwether (band)

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Meriwether
Origin Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Genres Rock
Alternative
Years active 2003-Present
Labels Suretone Records
GVE Records
Associated acts The American Tragedy
Maybe Tomorrow
Members Andrew Reilley
Bob Reilley
Skip Angelle
Josiah Menard
Past members Brett Schexnayder
Stefon Bergeron
Sam Anderson
Josh Barbier

Meriwether is a modern alternative rock band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

History[edit]

Meriwether released their debut full-length LP, Make Your Move, in 2005 on start-up label GVE Records and sold over 10,000 copies and played over 300 shows in one year to promote the album by booking shows via MySpace. The band signed to Suretone/Interscope Records in 2006 and the album Make Your Move was re-released in 2007, minus the songs "Aye Julian", "Girl In Mexico", & "And Tonic ER." Then Meriwether proceeded to record their sophomore effort, entitled Sons of Our Fathers, with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, etc.) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Underoath, AFI, etc.). After the album was finished, Meriwether continued to tour, while the release date was set back numerous times, until finally it was announced that Meriwether was no longer with Suretone. The album was never officially released, but it is currently available for free download on a site known as Bandcamp. The band recorded and released a new album, Plug in the Snakes, at the end of 2009 independently at Little House Studios in Baton Rouge. Meriwether played their last show with Band members guitarist, Steve Bergeron and bassist, Josh Barbier July 16, 2010. Sam Anderson left to play drums for the band 10 Years. In 2012, Meriwether went back in with original producer of Make Your Move, Rhett Mouton, and recorded the EP, Save Our Souls. In December 2013, the 10 year anniversary of the band, Meriwether performed a show at the Varsity Theatre in their hometown of Baton Rouge with all original members.

Currently, Drew Reilley, originator, and song-writer for the band is continuing Meriwether as well as multiple new projects, such as Discovery Corps, which released 2 songs titled "Call The Cops" and "Dr. Midnight", debuting the live act in Austin, TX at SXSW 2011. Meriwether only performed 2 shows, in their hometown of Baton Rouge, in 2014, including their 6th annual Zombie Prom event.

Members[edit]

Current

  • Andrew Reilley - Vocals, Guitar (2003–Present)
  • Andrew Gaultier - Guitar (2013–Present)
  • Bob Reilley - Drums (2010–Present)
  • Josie Menard - Keys (2010–Present)
  • Brent Armstrong - Bass (2012–Present)

Former

  • Brett Schexnayder - Drums (2003–2008)
  • Sam Anderson - Drums (2008–2010)
  • Stefon Bergeron - Guitar (2003–2010)
  • Joshua Barbier - Bass (2003–2010)
  • Skip Angelle - Guitar, Keyboard (2008–2013)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album
2005 (Re-released in 2007) Make Your Move
UNRELEASED Sons of Our Fathers
2009 Plug in the Snakes
2010 Make Your Move 5th Anniversary Edition (with Bonus Tracks)

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EPs[edit]

Year Album
2004 Meriwether
2012 Save Our Souls[2]

Singles[edit]

  • 2010: If You Had Guts, I'd Hate 'Em

Music Videos[edit]

  • 2010: If You Had Guts, I'd Hate 'Em

References[edit]

  1. ^ iTunes
  2. ^ iTunes

External links[edit]