|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
The Din Pedals
|Past members||Jason Johnson
Paloalto was a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. Their band is not named after the city Palo Alto, but rather the lead singer James Grundler's preschool. Their debut album was released on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label and was produced by Rubin. Their second album, Heroes and Villains, reached #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in 2003, on the strength of the song "Breathe In", which had been featured on The O.C.. The song "Try" was the theme song on the 2003 Warner Brothers show "Tarzan".
James and Tommy are now in the band Golden State.
- James Grundler – vocals, guitar (previously lead singer of Din Pedals)
- Andy Blunda – keyboards
- Florian Reinert – drums
- Tommy Black – bass
- David Gomez - Lead Guitar
- "Sonny" (CD) – American Recordings – 2000
- "Fade Out/In" (CD) – American Recordings – 2002
- "Breathe In" (CD) – American Recordings – 2003
In popular culture
- Paloalto's single "Breathe In" was used in the movie "Hellboy".
- "Breathe In" was also used in the TV show "Life As We Know It " - Episode 3 - "The Best Laid Plans".
- The song "Last Way Out of Here" was used in the movie "The Perfect Score".
- The song "Fade Out/In" was used in the movie "Daredevil".
- The song "Going Going Gone" was used in the movie "Shallow Hal".
- The song "Throwing Stones" was used in the TV show "John Doe" - Episode 19 - "Shock to the System".