I want to send it to somebody. Now we just have to get it out there. The band formed in 1997. We thought, 'Man, that's the sound we want--big drums and punchy, tight guitars, and obviously this guy knows how to get 'em. Afterwards the band signed to Virgin Records and in January 2003 they released their second album, Inertia.
No soundman, and a dinky P. Performances on David Letterman and Last Call With Carson Daly helped spread the word, and the Exies found themselves on the road for a year, sharing the stage with some of the biggest bands at the time. . From start to finish, the album delivers sharp hooks, passionate performances, and a sense that the band has found its sound. Little did he know, it would be all about the shoes.
So we did like six songs, and said 'Screw this. By the spring of 2001, the Exies had a new album's worth of material and a new record deal on a major label. The band holed up in various L. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2000 on Ultimatum Records. Those shoes cost me a buck at a thrift store.
A want-ad in the local music magazine caught Stevens' eye, and sure enough, it was for current drummer Dennis Wolfe. The first batch of songs came quickly and soon Stevens was shopping their demo around town, hoping for some label interest. One phone call, one audition, one new drummer. Two, things with our original drummer weren't working out. But I'm stoked to get back out there. But it's not all doom and gloom for the Exies. Fans would frequently comment on how the live show gave the music so much more power and energy, and the band set out to capture that in the studio.
As soon as the band got back from the road, they set out to find a new drummer. I mean, it was awful. After touring for over a year in support of 2003's Inertia, the Exies returned to Los Angeles and wasted no time beginning work on new material. Crafting a more aggressive, more forceful sound was a notion shared by all, but a concept that was largely born on the road. On their latest release, Head For The Door, the Exies deliver.
The next album had to be fueled by the live energy of their shows, showcasing the band's presence on stage. The album can be difficult to obtain, but can often be found on eBay. Big riffs and guitar solos abound, but nothing gets in the way of the melody or the message. Many fans of the band have described this album as perhaps The Exies' best work. But rather than take a more-of-the-same or stick-to-what-works approach, the band set out to carve a new sound, one with more impact and intensity. From that point on, things just got better and better for the Exies.
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