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Relient K

December 10th, 2014

Formed:
1998 in Canton, OH

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s




Relient K

Biography

Canton, Ohio's Relient K formed in 1998 and joined the parade of Christian punk-pop artists (MxPx, Ghoti Hook, Slick Shoes, etc.) with their self-titled 2000 debut, mixing catchy melodies and snotty attitude with spiritual concerns. The record was produced by dc Talk guitarist Mark Townsend, and the band was comprised of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Matt Thiessen, guitarist Matthew Hoopes, bassist Brian Pittman, and drummer Stephen Cushman. David Douglas joined up in place of Cushman by the year's end, and Relient K followed up in August 2001 with The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek. The album sold 300,000 copies and Relient K's momentum continued to build as they played nearly 200 shows in North America before the year closed out. A third full-length, Two Lefts Don't Make a Right… But Three Do, debuted at number 38 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart upon its release in spring 2003. The band didn't waste any time recording a fourth album; MMHMM, produced by lead singer Thiessen and dc Talk's Townsend and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge, was released in November 2004 by Gotee/Capitol. MMHMM scanned over 51,000 copies sold during its first week, hitting number 15 on the Top 200 and number one for Christian albums. It eventually went gold, Relient K's third consecutive album to do so, and the band's mainstream crossover was in full swing with singles “Be My Escape” and “Who I Am Hates Who I've Been” doing very well on modern rock radio and MTV.

Top Albums


1. Mmhmm10

2. Forget and N..

3. Let It Snow ..

4. MMHMM

5. The Anatomy ..

6. Two Lefts Do..

7. Relient K

8. Is for Karao..

9. Apathetic

10. Five Score a..

11. Is for Karao..

12. The Birds an..

13. Collapsible ..

14. Between You ..

15. The First Th..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
12 Days of Christmas Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 3:33 $1.29
2.
Be My Escape MMHMM 4:00 $1.29
3.
Manic Monday Mmhmm10 2:45 $1.29
4.
I So Hate Consequences (Live at Capi.. Mmhmm10 4:40 $1.29
5.
I Celebrate the Day Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 3:17 $1.29
6.
Who I Am Hates Who I've Been MMHMM 3:52 $1.29
7.
Deck the Halls Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 1:21 $1.29
8.
Sleigh Ride Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 3:32 $1.29
9.
Truth Mmhmm10 3:18 $1.29
10.
Mmhmm Mmhmm10 0:18 $1.29
11.
Sadie Hawkins Dance Anatomy of the Tongue In Ch.. 2:57 $1.29
12.
Who I Am Hates Who I've Been (Ac.. Mmhmm10 3:20 $1.29
13.
Thief Mmhmm10 2:22 $1.29
14.
Which to Bury, Us or the Hatchet (Ac.. Mmhmm10 4:40 $1.29
15.
Be My Escape (Acoustic) Mmhmm10 4:02 $1.29
16.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 2:12 $1.29
17.
Angels We Have Heard On High Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 1:55 $1.29
18.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christm.. Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 2:11 $1.29
19.
Getting Into You Two Lefts Don't Make a .. 3:24 $1.29
20.
Must Have Done Something Right Five Score and Seven Years .. 3:19 $1.29
21.
Apathetic Way to Be Mmhmm10 3:21 $1.29
22.
Forget and Not Slow Down Forget and Not Slow Down 3:22 $1.29
23.
Be My Escape (Acoustic) Apathetic 4:02 $1.29
24.
I'm Getting Nuttin' for Chri.. Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 1:39 $1.29
25.
In Like a Lion (Always Winter) Let It Snow Baby…Let It R.. 3:44 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Webisode 4

2. Webisode 2

3. Webisode 1

4. Webisode 3


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