The Dallas, Texas USA-based outfit Flickerstick started out in 1997 as a five-piece unit and soon began to play regular gigs; the band comprised Brandin Lea as lead vocals+guitar, Cory Kreig on guitars+keyboards, second guitarist Rex James Ewing, Brandin's brother Fletcher Lea on bass and drummer Todd Harwell.
In 2000, the Alternative-Rock quintet won VH1's "Bands On The Run";
the triumph on the cable TV reality series, landed them a deal with Epic
records who released their debut album, "Welcoming Home The Astronauts",
in the spring of 2001, the record cracked The Billboard Top 200 chart
and included the Modern Rock top 30 single "Coke".
After the first promotional tour, Epic dropped the band that released independently the live-set "Causing A Catastrophe" in late 2002.
The next year the boys decided to release a 6-track EP/DVD entitled "To Madagascar and Back".
During 2004 Flickerstick signed a deal with the Texan record label Idol Records and in October, issued their second full-length disc, "Tarantula", the new album includes the single "Teenage Dope Fiend".