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Relient K

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Canton OH, United States (1998 – present)

Relient K is an American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio by Matt Thiessen (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Brian Pittman (bass), and Matt Hoopes (guitar, backing vocals), during the band’s junior year in high school and their time at Malone College. The band is named after guitarist Hoopes’ automobile, a Plymouth Reliant K car, with the spelling intentionally altered to avoid trademark infringement over the Reliant name.

In 2000, Dave Douglas replaced Stephen Cushman on drums. In 2004, John Warne, formerly of Ace Troubleshooter replaced Brian on bass guitar. In 2005,Jon Schneck joined on with additional guitars, as well as banjo, bells, and backing vocals. In 2008, Ethan Luck, formerly of The O.C. Supertones and Demon Hunter replaced Dave on drums.

The band has released 9 albums, including 2 Christmas albums, as well as 6 EPs, and some other miscellaneous projects. Starting in 2000 with their second album, Relient K was signed to Gotee Records, a Christian record label. In 2004, their album MMHMM shot them into mainstream popularity when it released at #15 on Billboard 200, and was released on Gotee, Mono vs. Stereo (both Christian record labels), as well as Capitol, a secular label. They stayed with Gotee/Capitol until 2007, and their album Five Score And Seven Years Ago released at #6. Their latest album, Forget And Not Slow Down was released in 2009 with Mono vs. Stereo. The band has done very well in both the Christian and mainstream music industries.

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  • findpeace

    Forget and Not Slow Down is where they are at their most brilliant.

    23 Jun 7:49am Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 3:09pm Reply
  • atum_brazil

    this band bring me good memories from great times!

    14 May 12:32am Reply
  • Son_Of_Dork

    this is my youth

    30 Apr 5:31pm Reply
  • BlackRoseKilla

    There's a rather calming tone to their singer's voice.

    30 Mar 4:44pm Reply
  • Tigran32311

    группа просто супер

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • willisgirl

    Sleigh Ride <3

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tombradybg

    The new album has grown on me. Still far from their best work, but it's not bad music. I'll always love this band!

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • vangelicmonk

    I can't get into the new album either. Saw them live even before the new album came out and just couldn't get into the Boomerang song. The only song I like from the album is the title song.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Nickkk

    What the fuck happened?!

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Siobster

    I still can't get into the new album. It's too poppy for me. I do love Ptl though.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • BiNu-Rock

    New album is masterpiece! Keep it running 'till you with me

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • aikoilagan

    It took me 8 years to finally see you guys. High dreams are coming true. Thanks for the wonderful show.

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wpadiguangco

    Awesome band! Thank you for coming to Manila!!!

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Pezable

    You guys should read this review about Collapsible Lung by Stephen Shutters, maybe your view will be changed about it... :P It's so good! http://stephenshutters.tumblr.com/post/54525347408/collapsiblelungreview

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kalsonberry

    Gave the new one another listen - I agree that it's overall a bit disappointing, but I really like Can't Complain. The first two tracks are also pretty good, hopefully some of the other ones will grow on me.

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Ponyoham

    The new album is absolutely awful. [4]

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • faggotamerica

    i like collapsible lung because it's a fun collection of enjoyable pop songs and i don't give a shit they don't have really gay songs about god "cocksucker" christ so i'm cool

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SmicTaguer

    Never have I been so disappointed with an album as I am with Collapsible Lung

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • OnDistantShores

    I So Hate Collapsible Lung

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
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