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1995 – present (22 years)
La Crescenta-Montrose, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Eve 6 is an alternative/post-grunge rock band which formed in 1995 in La Crescenta, California, United States. The band split in 2004 and reunited in October, 2007. The band consists of Max Collins (vocals, bass), Jon Siebels (guitar, vocals) and Tony Fagenson (drums).
The band released three albums, "Eve 6" (1998), "Horrorscope" (2000) and "It's All In Your Head (2003), with a fourth due in 2011. Two of the band's singles, "Inside Out" and "Here's To the Night", reached the Top 40 in the United States.
Their musical genre has often been classified as alternative rock or post-grunge. Originally named Eleventeen; the name Eve 6 was only adopted later, after they already had a recording contract and were looking for a replacement drummer. Tony Fagenson, who auditioned while attending the University of Southern California, was an X-Files fan. After seeing the episode "Eve", which featured genetically engineered characters known as "Eves," he got the name from the character called Eve #6 who made a remark about biting a guard's eyeball, which Fagenson thought merited "Eve 6" as a band name. The band is well known for their song "Inside Out" (often incorrectly called "Beautiful Oblivion" or "Heart in a Blender"), which was featured on MTV and several television shows in the mid 90s before Eve 6 had even put out their first album. It still receives more airplay than any other Eve 6 song.
Eve 6's basic rock trio (guitar/bass/drums) sound is augmented on their later studio recordings with many interesting studio techniques. For example, "Bang" (from Horrorscope) culminates in a section constructed entirely from repeated, overdubbed layers. Eve 6 also made liberal use of overdubbed vocals and other studio polish, such as the vocoded filigree directly preceding the breakdown section of "On The Roof Again" (from Horrorscope). The songs themselves generally conform to the late 90's pop-punk aesthetic, and can be roughly divided into four different categories: the sugary-sweet bubblegum pop of "Rescue" and "Promise" (from Horrorscope), the punk of "Hokis" (from It's All in Your Head) and "Superhero Girl" (from Eve 6), ballads, such as "Hey Montana" (from It's All in Your Head) and "Here's to the Night" (from Horrorscope), and anthems (characterized by beginning almost inaudibly, with sparse instrumentation, and ending climactically) such as "Arch Drive Goodbye" (from It's All in Your Head).
Eve 6 was perhaps best known for its lyrics, however, which feature vivid imagery and inventive wordplay: two of the group's hits, "Inside Out" (from their self-titled album) and "Promise" (from Horrorscope), are good examples of this style. Romance and angst are common themes, but the band also explores issues of gender identity ("Jet Pack," or "Sunset Strip Bitch," both from Horrorscope), suicide ("Friend of Mine," from It's All in Your Head), and being placed in a special education class, ("Tongue Tied," from Eve 6).
The nostalgic ballad, "Here's to the Night" is probably the most notable; it is characterized by a change in tempo and style from the band's other songs. While the song was written about a one night stand, for many teenagers it was misinterpreted as a song about the closing of an era (specifically of high school), and was chosen by many graduating senior classes to be their "class song"
Eleventeen (as Eleventeen) - 1996
Eve 6 - April 28, 1998 (#33 US) Platinum
Horrorscope - July 25, 2000 (#34 US) Gold
It's All in Your Head - July 22, 2003 (#27 US)
Poor sales of It's All In Your Head due to lack of promotion on the label's part (192,000 Units Moved) resulted in Eve 6's release from their record contract with RCA. Subsequently announcing their breakup, Eve 6 played their final show together on the night of July 15, 2004 in front of a large crowd under the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis]. However, Max and Tony have reunited to form a new band currently called The Sugi Tap. They have already recorded some demos and played shows throughout the California region during the summer/fall of 2006 into the winter of 200]. Their first EP will be 6 or 7 tracks long and will be released in February, 2007.
Jon Siebels is currently in a band called Monsters Are Waiting.
After performing for over a year as the Sugi Tap, on October 1st, 2007 it was announced on the Alex Band website that a "newly reunited" Eve 6 (only including Max and Tony) would be performing. This would be their second show back. Their first show back may be at Mary Washington University in Fredricksburg, Virginia (However only open to MWU Students.) It has not been confirmed if and when a new record will be released or if Sugi Tap songs will be lost or continued to be used.
Reunion Part 2
In the spring of 2011, it was announced on Eve 6's official website that Jon Siebels had returned to play as Eve 6's guitarist. The reunited band played their first show back together in April. On May 3rd, it was announced that Eve 6 had signed with Fearless Records and was hoping to release their fourth studio album by the end of the year. General excitement abounds in their fan base.
http://eve6mediahq.com Eve 6 MediaHQ - Bootlegs, Videos, Post-Eve 6 Breakup Message Board and more
http://www.myspace.com/sugitap - The Sugi Tap's Myspace - The Myspace for Max and Tony's new project, it also contains new demos from the band.
http://www.monstersarewaiting.com - Jon Siebels new band, Monsters Are Waiting
http://www.myspace.com/eve6 - Eve 6's current myspace.
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