Thunderbirds Are Now!
|Thunderbirds Are Now!|
|Genres||Post-punk revival, noise rock, new wave, indie rock|
|Years active||2002–2009, 2013|
|Labels||Action Driver Records
French Kiss Records
|Past members||Howard Chang
Thunderbirds are Now! were a Livonia, Michigan-based post-punk revival band whose sound used a mix of traditional post-punk, new wave and noise rock. The band was heavily influenced by 1980s new wave and other post-punk revival acts like Les Savy Fav. They were signed to French Kiss Records, with an additional two releases on Action Driver Records and one self-released album.
The band's name is based on the popular British television program Thunderbirds, known for its use of marionettes.
They became inactive in 2009, but reunited for a one-off show in Detroit in 2013.
During and since Thunderbirds Are Now!, Ryan Allen has been involved in numerous projects, including Friendly Foes (2008-2010), Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms (2011–Present), and Destroy This Place (2013–Present). Before Thunderbirds Are Now!, he was a drummer in Red Shirt Brigade.
Scott Allen plays in Livonia-based band Big Mess (2011–Present), while Matt Rickle and Julian Wettlin continue to be active in Detroit-based Javelins (2004–Present) 
- "Eat This City" (2005)
- "From Skulls" (2005)
- "We Win (Ha Ha)" (2006)