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Driver Friendly

Driver Friendly
Driver F (2006-08)
Origin Austin, Texas, United States
2002-present
Labels I Enjoy, Hopeless
Grand Child
Website www.driverf.com
Members Tyler Welsh
Andy Lane
Jeremi Mattern
Juan Lopez
Chris Walker
Andy Rector
Nathan Parrish

Driver Friendly is an American rock band from Austin, Texas. Driver Friendly has toured with such bands as Motion City Soundtrack, Cartel, Relient K, Hellogoodbye, Night Riots, Hit The Lights, TEAM*, as well as Warped Tour.[1][2]

History

Early years and early releases (2002-2011)

Driver Friendly formed in 2002 while the members attended The Woodlands High School (North Houston).[3] The band self-released Live CD from the Engine Room EP on November 30, 2002, and Demolicious EP on March 16, 2003.[4] The band signed to I Enjoy Records on January 31, 2004,[5] and released their debut album, Fly Away, on March 5, 2004.[6] In 2004 the band relocated to Austin, Texas where they self released two albums (Chase the White Whale and Bury A Dream).[7]Not Home Yet EP was released on March 7, 2006.[8]Montclaire Sessions EP was released on January 16, 2007.[9]

Hopeless years (2012-present)

In 2012 the band released a music video for the song "Messidona" which paid tribute to the band's favorite Tom Hanks films.[10] The music video generated enough buzz to capture a tweet from Tom. The act of having their music video tweeted by Tom Hanks was said to be "The greatest honor in the history of everything."[11] In October 2012, the band announced that they had been signed to Hopeless Records.[12][13] "Ghosts" was released as a single on October 16, 2012.[14] "Shark Cave" was released as a single on January 15, 2013.[15] "Stand So Tall" was released as a single on May 19, 2014.[16] "Everything Gold" was released as a single on June 6.[17]Unimagined Bridges was available for streaming on July 8,[18] and was released by Hopeless on July 15.[19] The album charted in the U.S. at number 33 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[20]

Discography

Albums
  • Fly Away (2004) (I Enjoy)
  • Chase the White Whale (2008) (self-released)
  • Bury a Dream (2012) (self-released)
  • Unimagined Bridges (2014) (Hopeless)
EPs
  • Live CD from the Engine Room (2002) (self-released)
  • Demolicious (2003) (self-released)
  • Not Home Yet (2006) (self-released)
  • Montclaire Sessions (2007) (self-released)
  • Peaks + Valleys (2013) (Hopeless)[21]

Music videos

  • "Two Words, Mr. President: Plausible Deniability" (2008)
  • "Temple of Doom" (2008)
  • "Messidona" (2012)
  • "Ghosts" (2012)
  • "Lost Boys" (live) (2013)
  • "Run" (2013)
  • "Run" (live) (2013)
  • "Stand So Tall" (2014)
  • "Everything Gold" (2014)
  • "Deconstruct You" (2014)

Band members

Current members
  • Jeremi Mattern - drums
  • Andy Lane - vocals, guitar
  • Tyler Welsh - vocals, keyboards
  • Juan Lopez - trumpet, backing vocals
  • Chris Walker - bass, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals

References

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  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130426063426/http://www.vanswarpedtour.com/band/view/id/172/. Archived from the original on April 26, 2013. Retrieved 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "More announced for Warped Tour 2013". AltPress.com. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Interview: Driver Friendly". Jermz.sg. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ "Old News Page". driverf.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2003. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Old News". driverf.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2004. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Driver Friendly - News". driverf.com. Archived from the original on April 3, 2004. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Driver Friendly". Muzikdizcovery.com. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Music". driverf.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070707125602/http://www.driverf.com/
  10. ^ "DRIVER FRIENDLY RELEASE "MESSIDONA" TRIBUTE VIDEO". UndertheGunreview.com. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Tom Hanks Likes Driver Friendly's Video". AbsoulePunk.net. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Hopeless Records signs Driver Friendly". Idobi.com. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Hopeless Records Sign Driver Friendly". Ourstage.com. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Amazon.com: Ghosts: Driver Friendly: MP3 Downloads". amazon.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ "Shark Cave (2013) | Driver Friendly". 7digital.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  16. ^ "Stand So Tall (feat. Dan Campbel... | Driver Friendly". 7digital.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  17. ^ "Everything Gold - Single (2014) | Driver Friendly". 7digital.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  18. ^ "Stream Driver Friendly's New Album "Unimagined Bridges"". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2015. 
  19. ^ "Driver Friendly announce new album, Unimagined Bridges". idobi.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  20. ^ "Driver Friendly". billboard.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  21. ^ "Groovey TV Driver Friendly - Peaks + Valleys EP Review | Groovey TV- Groovey TV". Groovey TV. Retrieved 2015. 
  22. ^ "Review: Driver Friendly - Music - The Austin Chronicle". austinchronicle.com. Retrieved 2015. 

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