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    Pete Yorn

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    Genre:Alternative, Rock
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Dancing In The Dark lyrics
    2Four Years lyrics
    Strange Condition lyrics
    4A Girl Like You lyrics
    Paradise Cove lyrics
    6Velcro Shoes lyrics
    7Bandstand In The Sky lyrics
    8On Your Side lyrics
    9The Chase lyrics
    10Wheels lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Nightcrawler [2006]
    2ArrangingTime [2016]
    Pete Yorn [2010]
    Break Up [2009]
    5Live from New Jersey [2004]
    6Arranging Time
    Back & Fourth [2009]
    Musicforthemorningafter [2001]
    Day I Forgot [2003]


    New Jersey native Pete Yorn took a rather unique route to singer/songwriter acclaim, gaining his first big break by providing the score to a Farrelly Brothers film. Having graduated from Syracuse University several years prior, the 26 year-old pulled up stakes in 2000 and relocated to Los Angeles, CA, where he began writing music for film and television. Prospects increased when Yorn was recruited to score Me, Myself, & Irene, a Farrelly Brothers movie starring Jim Carrey. One of his own pop/rock numbers, "Strange Condition," appeared on the film's soundtrack and was subsequently released as a single, where it fared well on the modern rock charts and increased public demand for Yorn's songwriting.

    After netting a record contract with Columbia, Yorn returned to the studio and co-produced his debut album, 2001's Musicforthemorningafter, with Brad Wood (Placebo, the Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair) and R. Walt Vincent. He also played the bulk of the instruments himself. Yorn supported the album by touring for 18 months, enabled Musicforthemorningafter to go gold by April 2002. The following spring, he returned with the earnest Day I Forgot, which featured several contributions from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck (who had previously made a cameo on the single version of "Strange Condition"). A year later, Yorn issued his first live album, Live from New Jersey, a double-disc set that captured his late October performance at the Community Theater in Morristown, NJ.

    For his third studio LP, Yorn enlisted collaborators such as the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and the Dixie Chicks' Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines to shape the sound of Nightcrawler. Produced by Butch Walker, the album arrived in August 2006 and replaced Yorn's folky leanings with a more rock-oriented foundation. Another noted producer, Bright Eyes alum Mike Mogis, was enlisted to helm Pete Yorn's next record. The resulting Back and Fourth was recorded in Omaha, NE, and released in 2009, prefaced by the lead single "Don't Wanna Cry." ~ Andrew Leahey & Kerry Smith, All Music Guide

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