Emo-Rock to Folk-rock!? All this changing is Pretty. Odd!
May 7, 2009
Cast your mind back to September 27th 2005, the day Panic! At The Disco's debut album "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" was realsed. This Emo-rock band from Las Vegs Nevada, was plucked out of obscurtiy by Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz after posting a few demos songs on the internet. The amazing vocal chords of Brendon Urie, the astounding guitar skill's of Ryan Ross, the manic bass playing of Brent Wilson and the remarkable drumming of Spencer Smith seperated this band of four from many others that post demos on the internet in the hopes of getting signed.
The band rocketed into fame as their debut album sold 2.2 million copies worldwide and reached number 13 on the US billboard 200. They then continued to tour worldwide picking up many fans along they way.
Then just as suddenly as they had appeared, they dissapeard apparently renting a cabin in the mountians to write a second album this time with a new member. Jon Walker, who replaced original bassist Brent Wilson. The real reason for Brent leaving the band is not yet known but guitarist Ryan Ross said he was distancing himself from the band and in an interview Brendon Urie said that "It is nice to finaly have four people who can play their insturments and write lyrics," According to rummour Brendon recorded all the bass parts on the album but this is yet to be comfirmed.
On May 25th 2008 the band, now Panic At The Disco, released their second album "Pretty. Odd." But to everyone's surprise the album was almost the complete oppersite to "A Fever..." instead of emo-rock, loud guitar intros and imense vocals, they had a folk-rock feel, very much like the Beatles. The band say that they have grown up a bit and they are listening to different music. Brendon also said that they didn't want their entire career to be based a few songs they wrote when they were 18.
So is this charater transplant a good thing? That is for you to decide but in my personal opinion a new look is just what the doctor ordered. The band say they are writing for a third album so who knows what they will do next.
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