The Internet (band)

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The Internet
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
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Years active 2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website internet-band.com
Members
Past members

The Internet is an American band from Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of Syd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, Christopher Smith, and Steve Lacy. They have released three studio albums and three extended plays since its formation in late 2011. The band's 2015 album Ego Death was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

History[edit]

Internet was formed in early 2011 by Odd Future members Syd and Matt Martians, along with touring members Patrick Paige, Christopher Smith, and Tay Walker. The band's name originally started out as a joke, inspired by Left Brain's answer to a reporter asking where he was from, to which he responded, "I hate when people ask me that, I'm going to start saying I'm from the Internet".[1] The idea amused Syd, and inspired the name for her side project that eventually became The Internet.

Their debut album Purple Naked Ladies was released on December 20, 2011.[2][3] It was the first Odd Future album to be released through Odd Future Records. Two songs from the album, "Cocaine" and "Fastlane", had music videos to accompany their release. The Internet has a song included on the Odd Future album The OF Tape Vol. 2, called "Ya know".[4]

The band released their second album Feel Good in September 2013, and received praise from fans and critics. The first single from the album, "Give It Time", was released through Odd Future's official SoundCloud. On June 10,[5] 2013, The band backed Mac Miller in London in promotion of his second album Watching Movies with the Sound Off.

Their third album Ego Death was released by Odd Future & Columbia on June 30, 2015 to widespread acclaim. Matt Martians on NPR said about the album's title: "A lot of people that we know [are] just having their egos checked in many ways. Some people losing their jobs when, last year, they were at the top of the mountain; certain people's careers going in different directions that they didn't anticipate. And just kind of two words that you want people to think about these days, because we do have a lot of people who, on the Internet — whether it's Instagram, Twitter — it's a lot of egos that are really based on nothing backing it up."[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with year released
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[7] US
R&B/
HH
[8]
US Heat[9] AUS[10]
Purple Naked Ladies 31
Feel Good
  • Released: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Odd Future, Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download
11
Ego Death
  • Released: June 26, 2015
  • Label: Odd Future, Columbia
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
89 9 45

EPs[edit]

List of extended plays, with year released
Title Album details
Purple Naked Ladies: 4 Bonus Songs
  • Released: February 1, 2012[11]
  • Label: Odd Future
  • Formats: Digital download
Black and Blue Point Two (with Raleigh Ritchie)
  • Released: April 14, 2014
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download
Ego Death (Bonus Tracks)
  • Released: November 13, 2015
  • Label: Odd Future
  • Formats: Digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with year released
Title Album details
12 Odd Future Songs
  • Released: October 3, 2011
  • Label: Odd Future
  • Formats: Digital download
The OF Tape Vol. 2
  • Released: March 20, 2012
  • Label: Odd Future
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Love Song - 1" 2011 Purple Naked Ladies
"They Say"
"Cocaine"
"Fastlane" 2012
"Partners In Crime Part Two" 2013 Feel Good
"Dontcha"
"Special Affair" 2015 Ego Death
"Girl"

Production discography[edit]

2012[edit]

Kilo KishHomeschool (EP)
  1. "Navy"
Lana Del ReyBlue Jeans Remixes (EP)
  1. "Blue Jeans (Odd Future's The Internet Mix)"
Charli XCXHeartbreaks and Earthquakes
  1. "You're The One (Odd Future's The Internet Remix featuring Mike G)"
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  • "Fitzpleasure (Odd Future's The Internet Remix)"
Kilo Kish
  • "Watergun"

Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Tay Walker - Keyboards (2011–2013)
  • Jameel "KiNTaRO" Bruner - Keyboards (2013–2016)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Soul Train Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2015 Themselves Centric Certified Nominated

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2016[12] Ego Death Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times Magazine (2016-03-10). "25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Ofwgkta". Oddfuture.tumblr.com. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  3. ^ Odd Future's The Internet release Cocaine EP, LP due in December at Pretty Much Amazing
  4. ^ {{citepoooooop web|url=http://oddfuturetalk.com/the-internet-give-us-a-preview-of-the-new-t-shirt-designs |title=New The Internet T-Shirt Designs |publisher=Odd Future Talk |date=2012-01-18 |accessdate=2013-03-07}}
  5. ^ "Internet: Give It Time". Soundcloud. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  6. ^ A Band Called The Internet Preaching Ego Death, NPR, August 16, 2015
  7. ^ "The Internet - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "The Internet - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "The Internet - Chart History: Heatseeker Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (August 8, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Meghan Trainor 'Title' Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ofwgkta". Oddfuture.tumblr.com. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  12. ^ "My First Grammy Nomination: The Internet". Grammy.org. Retrieved 12 March 2017.