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Everclear

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Portland, Oregon, USA (1992 – 2003, 2004 – present)

Everclear is a band formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, in 1992. For most of its existence, Everclear consisted of Art Alexakis (b. 12 April 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals, guitar), Craig Montoya (b. 14 September 1970; bass, vocals) and Greg Eklund (b. 18 April 1970; drums). Eklund replaced original drummer Scott Cuthbert in 1994. Montoya and Eklund departed the band in 2003, but Alexakis has continued performing as Everclear with a new lineup.

After a solo tour in the fall of 2003, Alexakis decided to continue with Everclear, organizing a new band that made its debut in March of 2004. The new lineup consisted of bass player Sam Hudson, guitarist Dave French, and drummer Eric Bretl. In the summer of 2004, the band added keyboard player Josh Crawley, and swapped Bretl for former Everclear drum tech Brett Snyder. The new lineup released its first recording, a cover of Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land, that summer. A self-released EP of performances recorded for XM Satellite Radio called Closure was given out at shows in the fall of 2004.

Free of a major label, Alexakis spent the ensuing year and half slowly recording material for a new Everclear release. He admitted that the time after the breakup of the original lineup served as a “wake up call”, during which he suffered his third divorce and a filing for bankruptcy. Alexakis announced the completion of the album in early 2006,titled Welcome To The Drama Club. The new band is now on Eleven Seven Music.

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  • BarbaroBella

    kom naar nederland pls

    20 Jun 7:40pm Reply
  • selene_101

    just wanna see some palm trees I will try and shake away this disease We can live beside the ocean Leave the fire behind <3 <3

    20 Apr 10:52pm Reply
  • WasNotWhyNot

    life is disappointing but I'm trying to love it anyway, that's what I'm here for. I don't need them to change

    17 Apr 12:06am Reply
  • Wecameaskendra

    I love Invisible Stars. Perhaps it's the nostalgic side of me because it is very "old school" Everclear. Call me set in my ways, but I really don't want that to change. [2]

    7 Jan 11:53pm Reply
  • cityunseen

    Sammy Hudson the bassist from Everclear is Kickstarting a new band. Looks pretty cool http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raineman/doubtful-guest/

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mackil

    I love Invisible Stars. Perhaps it's the nostalgic side of me because it is very "old school" Everclear. Call me set in my ways, but I really don't want that to change.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • poppunknerd182

    Shakka, the 2 minute songs are some of the best Everclear has ever done. If I could get an entire album like "Falling In A Good Way," it would be one fantastic album.

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • IpodsandGods

    You make me feel like a whore.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Shakka

    I have a bit mixed feelings about the new album. On one hand, it's pretty much oldschool Everclear. It has all the vibes and feeling of previous records, so it's very nostalgic and easy to get into. On the other hand, it's oldschool Everclear. I've been expecting something new after such a long hiatus. Also, I find the lyrics a little bit lacking. Again, I was hoping that Art will get past the Everclear standard "Life is disappointing, but I'm trying to love it anyway" routine. it almost feels like self plagiarism at times. Oh, and 2 minute songs? Come on! Still, a very enjoyable record.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • pepe3111

    an amazing band.

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ammo_box

    Gonna be seeing them in about 24 hours :D

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • dm2150

    The Wallflowers are a pretty awesome band too. Check out their awesome new video... http://vevo.ly/PUdgB1

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • heartdelay

    that one guy from ned

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Rockdriguez85

    Wishing...

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • UdaPruda

    Yeah, new album is actually pretty old school everclear. It's good, and grows with every listen.

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lamefacelyndall

    Got a spare ticket for the Oct 12 Sydney show at The Hifi. Message me if you're interested =]

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • unpromising

    The first three albums helped me get through middle & high school.

    7 Aug 2012 Reply
  • theJASONagency

    the new album is actually real good!

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • HAWK-666

    Very good music!

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Omertalvendetta

    Excellent new record.

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
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