EarshotEarshot are an American alternative metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band formed in 1999 and has released three albums, Letting Go (2002), Two (2004) and The Silver Lining (2008), as well as a "Mini-LP" extended play, Aftermath (2015).
Formation and Letting GoEarshot formed in 1999, with singer Wil Martin collaborating with guitarist Scott Kohler, bassist Guy Couturier, and drummer Todd Wyatt in L.A. Bassist Johnny Sprague and guitarist Mike Callahan joined the band shortly after their debut was completed. Singer-songwriter Wil has cited Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, U2, and Soundgarden as influences and inspirations. In 2001, the band signed with Warner Bros. Records. Earshot appeared with Alien Ant Farm, Adema, and Glassjaw during the SnoCore Rock Tour in early 2002.
Letting Go, Earshot's debut album, was released on May 7, 2002. It featured their first single, "Get Away," which received significant radio airplay. The album's second single, "Not Afraid," was also released in 2002. The songs "Get Away", "We Fall, We Stand", and "Headstrong" were included in the 2002 video game Legends of Wrestling II for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox. The song "Headstrong" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Queen of the Damned. The song "Ordinary Girl" was included in the 2003 video game Project Gotham Racing 2 for the Xbox. After months of touring with Staind, Kid Rock, and Stone Temple Pilots, "Get Away" peaked at No. 4 on the charts and stayed in the Top 100 for over 60 weeks. Earshot returned to the studio in 2003 after spending much of the previous year on the road.
TwoThe band's second album, Two, was released on June 22, 2004. It includes the breakthrough hit "Wait," which was included in the video games Madden NFL 2005 in 2004 and MX vs. ATV Unleashed in 2005. It was also featured in the DVD Tampa Bay Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup Champions. The album's second single, "Someone", was also released in 2004. The song "Down" was included in the video game Gretzky NHL 2005 in 2004.
In early 2005, Earshot returned from the road in support of their second release.
The Silver LiningIn early 2007, Earshot signed with Indegoot/Fontana/Universal Recordings, and began working on a new album, produced by Brian Garcia and co-produced by Wil Martin. Tracks on the album include "MisSunderstood," "Closer," "Where the Pain Begins," "Wasted," "Sometimes," "Don't Hate Me," and "Go". The band posted its new single, "MisSunderstood," on their MySpace page at 12AM (EST) on May 13, 2008. The official nationwide radio release date for the single was May 26, 2008. The Silver Lining was released on August 26, 2008.
The Ugly Truth (Single)
On October 20, 2009, the band released a free single through their website called "The Ugly Truth".
On May 7, 2014, Earshot released a new single, "Now That It's Over," from their five-song "Mini-LP" entitled Aftermath via iTunes, Amazon, as well as their official website. The second single, "Let Me," was released on June 24, 2014. The third single, "Remember," was released on September 8, 2014. Aftermath was released on April 16, 2015.