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There have been at least two groups named Institute. A rock band fronted by Gavin Rossdale, now split-up, and a currently active post-punk band from Austin, Texas.

(1). 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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  • nostalgiamartyr

    Wow, do they have Google in Texas? Or do they just not care about recycling used band names?

    26 Oct 4:15am Reply
  • helvettt

    Way better than that new Iceage album.

    23 Oct 4:23am Reply
  • Rawsorcery


    11 Oct 7:01pm Reply
  • wiyam93

    lol @ gavin rossdale

    4 Sep 9:54pm Reply
  • loveinyourmouth

    Certainly not listening to anything Bush/Rossdale related. Fuck that nonsense. Texas is the reason.

    19 Aug 11:45pm Reply
  • douglasok


    9 Aug 7:39pm Reply
  • xXx_lorena_xXx

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

    4 Aug 8:01am Reply
  • chuche7787

    yes!! the texas band is amazing!

    4 Aug 1:24am Reply
  • Hatredintorage

    Saw the Post-punk Institute earlier this month in a kitchen somewhere in downtown Richmond, VA. Their performance was not one to be forgotten. So much energy and their frontman was very fun to watch fall over the place and get thrown around lol

    31 May 6:00pm Reply
  • 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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