The Dandy Warhols

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The Dandy Warhols Biography

This Alternative-Rock band was formed in 1993, in Portland, Oregon USA, by singer + guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor, lead guitarist Peter Holmström, keyboardist + bassist Zia McCabe and drummer Eric Hedford.

The quartet began playing at local venues in their hometown and in spring 1995 the band issued their debut full-length album, "Dandys Rule OK?", on independent label Tim/Kerr.

After signing with Capitol Records, they released "The Dandy Warhols Come Down" in July of 1997. The main single, "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth", made it into the top 30 of the American Modern Rock chart and received airplay in Europe where the track hit the top 20 of the U.K. Sales chart. "The Dandy Warhols Come Down" eventually ascended into the top 20 in Britain producing one more U.K. top 40 hit with "Boys Better". The group toured behind the album opening for Radiohead.

The following year Hedford left the band after a major fallout with Taylor; frontman's cousin, Brent DeBoer, took over the drum chair when The Dandy Warhols began working on their third studio record, "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia". The disc scraped the lower reaches of The Billboard Top 200 chart upon its August 2000 release; it included "Bohemian Like You" which peaked at #28 on The Modern Rock Tracks and entered the top 10 in many European charts; another single pulled from the CD, the sweeping, epic "Godless", was a minor hit at U.S. alt-Rock radio.

In May 2003, the band resurfaced with "Welcome To The Monkey House" which reached the #118 position on The Billboard Top 200 Albums list; the first single, "We Used To Be Friends", failed to chart in America but quickly bulleted into the top 20 of the U.K. Pop chart.

The Dandy Warhols released its fifth album, "Odditorium Or Warlords Of Mars", in September 2005, the set debuted at #89 on The Billboard 200, their best chart-placing to date in the United States. It contained two singles, "Smoke It" and "All The Money Or The Simple Life Honey", but both songs were largely ignored by mainstream radio.

May 2008 saw the Portland alt-rockers unleash a brand new album titled "...Earth To The Dandy Warhols...", the band's debut on their newly minted label, Beat The World Records; the disc spent only one week on The Billboard 200 and never rose above #128.

The Dandy Warhols released their seventh album of original material, entitled "This Machine", in April 2012 through The End Records reaching #88 on The Billboard 200.

 

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    L>R: Brent DeBoer, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström & Zia McCabe (2003)