The All-American Rejects Biography
This Pop-Rock Indie-Rock band was founded by vocalist + bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist + keyboardist Nick Wheeler in Stillwater, Oklahoma USA; after cutting a demo-EP, the two soon began playing gigs around their hometown.
Two years later, in 2002, the pair found a home at indie label Doghouse, meanwhile, recruited guitarist Mike Kennerty, drummer Chris Gaylor and in autumn The All-American Rejects released its self-titled debut album. The record was re-released on DreamWorks, in February 2003 and the first single, "Swing Swing", peaked at #8 on The Modern Rock chart propelling the album to platinum status and into the top 30 of The Billboard 200 chart.
In June 2005 the quartet dropped the follow-up to their eponymous debut. "Move Along" doubled the first album's sales and peaked at #6 on The Billboard 200; it included the single "Dirty Little Secret" which hit #9 on The Billboard Hot 100 and broke into the U.K. Top 20 chart. The title-track was also a sizeable hit in U.S. where it peaked at #15 on Billboard's Hot 100.
The band's third effort, "When The World Comes Down", arrived in December 2008 and quickly ascended into the top 20 of The Billboard 200 led by the worldwide smash "Gives You Hell" which crested at #4 in U.S. and Canada and rose to #3 in Australia; additionally, the song took the #25 spot on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock chart. A second single, "The Wind Blows", got little airplay and failed to enter the sales chart.
The All-American Rejects are out with "Beekeeper's Daughter", the first single from forthcoming album "Kids In The Street", which will be released March 27, 2012.