can be detected in their sound as well. Formed in Portland, Oregon in 1994,
(drums), who signed on with the independent label Tim/Kerr shortly after their formation. In 1995 came the release of the quartet's debut release,
, and while other rock bands may be a bit hesitant to spell out their influences,
decided to openly advertise it, as the album contained such song titles as "Lou Weed" and "Ride."
Capitol Records signed the group the same year, but the Dandys
' new label rejected a second album they submitted (claiming it didn't have any "hits"). Disappointed but undeterred, the group reunited once more with the producer of their debut album, Tony Lash
, and came up with Dandy Warhols Come Down
, issued in 1997. While the album didn't exactly establish the group as a household name, it did prove to be an underground fave (especially in Europe, where the group became the toast of the critics and enjoyed more substantial commercial success), while the single "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" received some attention, for which a promo video was filmed by renowned celebrity photographer David LaChapelle
. At the height of the band's popularity, Hedford
left the band to take up DJing in Portland, and Taylor
's cousin Brent DeBoer
stepped in to play drums. In 2000, the band issued its third full-length overall, Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
. "Bohemian Like You" was a hit at college radio. Two summers later, founding member Peter Holmstrom
married his longtime girlfriend and took her maiden name of Loew
also got a name change when he opted to go by Courtney Taylor-Taylor
after an interviewer misinterpreted the pronunciation.
Within months, Taylor-Taylor
, and DeBoer
were back in the studio for a fourth album. Welcome to the Monkey House
(2003), a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
's book of short stories, featured collaborations with Nile Rodgers
, Duran Duran
's Nick Rhodes
, and Evan Dando
. The Dandy Warhols
were also personally asked by David Bowie
to be the opening act for his fall 2003 A Reality tour. Though the band was relatively quiet during 2004, it remained prominent thanks to the fascinating documentary Dig!, which chronicled the love-hate relationship between the Dandy Warhols
and the Brian Jonestown Massacre
. The group returned with new music in 2005, when Odditorium or Warlords of Mars
arrived that fall. In 2008, the Dandy Warhols
released their sixth album, ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...
, in both digital and physical formats on their own Beat the World label; the album also featured collaborations with Mark Knopfler
and the Heartbreakers
' Mike Campbell
. The Dandy's followed up with their ninth album, This Machine, in 2012. In 2013, the band rang in the 13th anniversary of their breakout third album, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
, by heading out on the road to perform the album live. The tour resulted in the bands first ever live album, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia Live at the Wonder, which was released the following year.