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In 1998, Paul Durham and his rock band, Black Lab, released their Geffen Records debut Your Body Above Me to critical acclaim. The album yielded the top 10 rock and alternative single “Wash it Away,” and the top 40 ac and pop track “Time Ago.”

Paul Durham grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho before moving to San Francisco to pursue his passion for musical invention. He recorded and toured with a group of friends under the moniker “Durham,” and made an acoustic-based singer/songwriter record with celebrated jazz producer Lee Townsend. (now available at under the title Ten Million Years: songs from the nineteen nineties).

“Durham” split, but a deal with Geffen Records followed, a new band was built, and Black Lab’s debut was tagged as “one of this year’s breakout records” (Billboard). Hollywood called, and the band contributed songs to the soundtracks for Can’t Hardly Wait, Varsity Blues, Permanent Midnight, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After a year of touring, Black Lab was poised to fulfill their destiny as “the American U2” (San Francisco Chronicle) when their record label was quickly shuttered. Over the next two years, Durham left his band, fired his manager and moved to LA. “In the end, all I had were my guitars and the songs I was writing.” Durham wanted to control the sound around his voice, so he bought a computer and learned to use it. “I had to get back to how it was in high school — just me and my four-track.”

The resulting demos got Durham a new deal with Epic Records. “The first thing I did was buy a giant ProTools system.


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  • ivasheva

    Thank you guys for a good new album.Sounds great.

    4 Sep 4:45pm Reply
  • vylia

    Amazing! Your music has captivated me completely. It's really beautiful. Cheers!

    27 Jul 5:45pm Reply
  • sicass

    Love you guys!

    9 Jul 11:47pm Reply
  • marciocouto

    Looks like Snow Patrol!

    18 Apr 1:49pm Reply
  • Smile_You_Die

    New album is amazing!

    18 Apr 1:28pm Reply
  • Cursed_by_dream

    На группу наткнулась случайно (спасибо форуму по ПЛиО) ,оказывается-классный мелодичный альт.рок,This Night шикарная песня=))

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • YurecOgurec

    This Blood <3

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Smile_You_Die

    This Night <3

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • alexrees19

    This Night <33333

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • thelittlegirl_

    mine again :3

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • Vlados95

    Hole in my heart <3

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Aldous41

    I'd kill for more music from the original lineup. Your Body Above Me is still my all-time favorite album. I have a playlist of nothing, but songs from that era/line-up.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TheAlexH

    Another cool 90s band I hadn't heard appears out of the blue. The vocals on Wash It Away remind me of Longpigs (I think).

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • EllieWolf

    spechless about their music

    21 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Ninjin_Ninjin

    Please vote this pic up, without the frame it will look better in library.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • la_perdida

    i need all Black Lab Songs on Spotify! Passion Leaves a Trace and Dreams in Color, please~!

    14 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Suzakuxchan

    This Night and Weightless <3

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Chocklad9

    Lonely Boy <3

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • Eternal999

    Я хоть и смотрю Хауса, но об этой группе знал еще задолго до него

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • aidadi

    А я вот Хауса вообще не смотрела, но в теме недавно — случайно наткнулась на последний альбом, и мне понравилось, можно я тут постою послушаю? А вообще, не будьте эгоистами, надо радоваться за любимый коллектив, тому, чтомножится их аудитория слушателей. Рост числа поклонников — естественное явление для талантливой группы. И, кстати, в сериалах, даже дурацких, часто используется отличная музыка. Я сама когда-то в поисках чего-нибудь вкусного скачивала саундтреки к сериалам, которые не смотрела.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
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