Earshot

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Earshot
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EARSHOT (2014)
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Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Years active1999–present
Labels Warner Bros., Fontana, Universal Records, Earshot Inc.
Website www.earshotonline.com

Earshot are an American alternative metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band formed in 1999 and has released three albums, Letting Go (2002), Two (2004) and The Silver Lining (2008), as well as a "Mini-LP" extended play, Aftermath (2015).

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<i>Letting Go</i> (Earshot album) 2002 studio album by Earshot

Letting Go is alternative metal band Earshot's debut album, released on May 7, 2002. The songs "Get Away" and "Not Afraid" were released as singles during that year with each having their own music video. “Get Away” reached #4 on the U.S. Active Rock Charts and stayed in the top 100 for over 64 weeks. Letting Go reached #82 on the Billboard 200.

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History

Formation and Letting Go

Earshot 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] In 2001, the band signed with Warner Bros. Records. Earshot appeared with Alien Ant Farm, Adema, and Glassjaw during the SnoCore Rock Tour in early 2002. [2]

Led Zeppelin English rock band

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The Beatles English rock band

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Metallica American heavy metal band

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Letting Go , Earshot's debut album, was released on May 7, 2002. It featured their first single, "Get Away," which received significant radio airplay. The album's second single, "Not Afraid," was also released in 2002. The songs "Get Away", "We Fall, We Stand", and "Headstrong" were included in the 2002 video game Legends of Wrestling II for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox. The song "Headstrong" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Queen of the Damned . The song "Ordinary Girl" was included in the 2003 video game Project Gotham Racing 2 for the Xbox. After months of touring with Staind, Kid Rock, and Stone Temple Pilots, [3] [4] [5] "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 2003 after spending much of the previous year on the road.

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Two

The band's second album, Two , was released on June 22, 2004. It includes the breakthrough hit "Wait," which was included in the video games Madden NFL 2005 in 2004 and MX vs. ATV Unleashed in 2005. It was also featured in the DVD Tampa Bay Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup Champions.[ citation needed ] The album's second single, "Someone", was also released in 2004. The song "Down" was included in the video game Gretzky NHL 2005 in 2004.

<i>Two</i> (Earshot album) 2004 studio album by Earshot

Two is the second album by American rock band Earshot, released on June 22, 2004. The album would go on to spawn commercial success with the album's first single "Wait" being featured in multiple video games, the album's second single "Someone", as well as garnering significant radio airplay. Studio work on the album began in 2003 after extensive touring in 2002. Two reached #127 on the Billboard 200.

Wait (Earshot song) single from Earshot

"Wait" is the lead single from Earshot's second album Two. It reached #13 on the Mainstream Rock charts and #33 on the Modern Rock charts.

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

The Silver Lining

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," "Where the Pain Begins," "Wasted," "Sometimes," "Don't Hate Me," and "Go". 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 Silver Lining was released on August 26, 2008.

<i>The Silver Lining</i> (Earshot album) 2008 studio album by Earshot

The Silver Lining is the third studio album by alternative metal band Earshot, released on August 26, 2008. It was the band's first album released since Two in 2004, and their first release outside of Warner Bros. Records. It contains just one officially released single, "MisSunderstood."

The Ugly Truth (Single)

Earshot playing live in 2009 Earshot live in 2009.JPG
Earshot playing live in 2009

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

Aftermath (Mini-LP)

On May 7, 2014, Earshot released a new single, "Now That It's Over," from their five-song "Mini-LP" entitled Aftermath via iTunes, Amazon, as well as their official website. The second single, "Let Me," was released in June 24, 2014. The third single, "Remember," was released on September 8, 2014. Aftermath was released on April 16, 2015.

Discography

Earshot discography
Studio albums3
Music videos3
EPs1
Singles9

Studio albums

Extended plays

Singles

YearTitleChart
peak positions
Album
US Main. Rock
[6]
US Alt.
[7]
2002"Get Away"620Letting Go
"Not Afraid"24
2004"Wait"1333Two
"Someone"27
2008"MisSunderstood"38The Silver Lining
2009"The Ugly Truth"Non-Album Single
2014"Now That It's Over" Aftermath EP
"Let Me"
"Remember"

Music videos

YearTitle
2002"Get Away"
"Not Afraid"
2004"Wait"

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