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(2004 – 2007)

Institute was an alternative rock band formed in 2004, featuring Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and members of Rival Schools and Helmet. The band’s only album, Distort Yourself, was released September 13, 2005.

As Gavin Rossdale put it, the last couple of years have passed fairly quickly…astonishingly so, he reveals with a small laugh. “Well,” he begins, “I got married, I lost a band, and I gained a band.” This might be a tiny bit of oversimplification on Gavin’s part.

Best known for being the singer and songwriter for the multimillion-selling British rock band Bush, in recent years, he’s been the subject of the international tabloids as part of a famous marriage to Gwen Stefani of the band No Doubt, enjoyed roles in such movies as Constantine and The Game of Their Lives, and he has a new band with a new record.

Music is clearly Gavin Rossdale’s original love, and he has returned in a rather big, loud way. Gavin had previously experimented being a solo artist - collaborating with the Blue Man Group on the song “The Current” on the album, The Complex; and also having success with the song, “Adrenaline” from the soundtrack to the movie, XxX.

But this new project is something quite different. INSTITUTE is a new group, and Gavin is eager to point out that the band’s debut full-length album is very much a product of collaboration. “INSTITUTE is not a solo thing,” he says, “because I didn’t do it alone, just some of it” As he explains, the word “institute” refers to a “cultural collective”: Far from being a “solo project,” INSTITUTE was a product of everyone’s input and suggestions.


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  • notbetter

    #3 Post-punk band from Texas is so awesome ... *fall_in_love*

    13 Jan 8:18pm Reply
  • naheis

    #2 Post-punk band from Texas is so awesome ... *fall_in_love*

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SociopathYouth

    sludge/hardcore institute was awesome

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RafaelSky

    Promising band. Would be way better than Bush, in my opinion. Don't know Helmet enough to say a thing about them.

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • prizefyter

    #Institute - #DistortYourself - #iTunes - And a new unreleased track!? #SST?

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • proudxyouth

    Post-punk band from Texas is so awesome ... *fall_in_love*

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Wlld1

    Best rock band for now, absolutely my music.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Institute "Distort Yourself" > Bush "The Sea Of Memories" [6] People are way too rough on this band, for whatever reason.

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • KyriosX

    Офигительные! А Bulletproof skin так вообще выше всего!

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Cool_Bond

    Institute "Distort Yourself" > Bush "The Sea Of Memories" [5]

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
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    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Thonydef

    I sooo liked this band way more than Bush ugh I wish they would do something again

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Reetsjel

    Institute forever!

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • darkdex52

    Institute "Distort Yourself" = Bush "The Sea Of Memories" <3 them all!

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • douglasok

    Institute "Distort Yourself" > Bush "The Sea Of Memories" [4]

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BorgesGui

    Institute "Distort Yourself" > Bush "The Sea Of Memories" [3]

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • hsxeric

    Institute "Distort Yourself" > Bush "The Sea Of Memories" [2]

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
  • danpaparoach

    Pena que acabou. Banda promissora de som espetacular!!!

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • OptimusDan

    Institute "Distor Yourself" > Bush "The Sea Of Memories"

    20 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Dechu_Diable

    i like!!!!!

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
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