I Don't Know How but They Found Me has become a hit among the community of alternative individuals who tend to listen to bands such as Panic! At the Disco and Twenty One Pilots. Since being established, they have accumulated almost ten million views on their videos on their YouTube channel. I found that this huge audience warranted a feature on the band as a whole. This article will talk about the establishment of the band, the members, their musical styles/influences, and their released music.
Members Dallon and Ryan had been friends for a long time before forming the duo that Rock Sound described as "The Hottest Unsigned Band in the World."
Formed in 2016, the band originally recorded and produced music on their own. They kept the duo a secret, and have a sort of "lost tape" thing going on on their YouTube channel. Some of their videos show a child finding VHS tapes and seeing stuff about the duo appear on a boxy TV. It wasn't until just last month (August 2018) that they signed with one of the biggest alternative labels, Fearless Records.
Lead vocalist/guitarist of IDKHOW is Dallon Weekes. Dallon rose to fame as the bassist of the musical powerhouse that is Panic! At the Disco. He joined the band as a touring member in 2009, and by 2010 was the official bassist for the band. After 2015, Weekes went back to being a touring member and completely left the band in 2017 to focus on IDKHOW.
Ryan Seaman is the former drummer of the popular band Falling in Reverse. After the release of their fourth album Coming Home in 2017, Ryan resigned from the band. This caused a beef with him and the lead vocalist of Falling in Reverse, Ronnie Radke. After he left, Ronnie tweeted "Ryan Seaman is a fucking coward." It doesn't sound like Ryan is too concerned or upset though, he is focusing entirely on IDKHOW and their European tour that they just wrapped up.
The duo is self-described as "...a band out of time. One who faded away into obscurity after struggling to find success in the late 70s and early 80s." They have an 80s glam vibe with a funky 70s sound. Weekes has named influences such as David Bowie and Elvis Costello.
First Release-Modern Day Cain
Released on August 18, 2017, Modern Day Cain became the duo's breakout hit, reaching a total of 1.1 million views. With a slight 80s vibe and the addition pf an exceptionally interesting blend of different components, the song is both conventional and unique. Overall, the song sounds like something you would expect, however, there's something unique to this track that words can't explain.
Released on October 26, 2017, Choke is undoubtedly their most popular song they have released with a total of 6.3 million views on YouTube. The song is your traditional "I hope you choke and die" kind of song, but it also includes upbeat music that makes it seem more fun than it really should be. "What a precious basket case."
Nobody Likes the Opening Band
Released on March 14, 2018, the song has a total view of 1.7 million. This is the only song the band does not have on their Apple Music, you have to email them and they will send it to you. The song is pretty basic, having the message that you should give unfamiliar things a chance because you might like them, and that opening bands are usually small and you should show them some love. A beautiful song overall, especially Dallon's high notes at the end.
First Release w/ Fearless-Do It All the Time
Released on August 24, 2018, the video already has over 500,000 views on YouTube. The song is kind of like, "We're taking over the world so get ready." The lyrics sound pretty conceited, but it is what you would kind of expect. The music is very fun and upbeat, like most of their music, but this one feels especially retro. My favorite line in the song is "I'm taking your girl and I'm making her mine." Highly recommend.
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