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9 Facts About Everclear

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Everclear is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1991.

Portland is a seaport and the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.

Everclear - Santa Monica by emimusic

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The band was formed by Art Alexakis, the band's lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist; and for most of the band's height of popularity, consisted of Craig Montoya on bass guitar and Greg Eklund on drums.

The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

Arthur Paul "Art" Alexakis is an American musician best known as the singer, composer, and guitarist of the rock band Everclear.

Craig Aloysius Montoya is the bassist of Castella and Tri-Polar and former bassist of Everclear.

Everclear - Father Of Mine by emimusic

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After the limited release of their independently released debut album, World of Noise, the band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records: Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol.

Capitol Records, LLC is an American record label part of the Capitol Music Group and a wholly owned division of Universal Music Group.

So Much for the Afterglow is the third studio album by Everclear, released on October 7, 1997.

Sparkle and Fade is the second album by Everclear, released on May 23, 1995.

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One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum in sales.

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However, the following two albums Songs from an American Movie Vol.

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Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude and Slow Motion Daydream, were not as well received, and as sales suffered, Montoya and Eklund left the band shortly after in 2003.

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After a brief stint of solo performances, Alexakis decided to push forward with the Everclear name, finding new musicians to perform with and releasing two more albums, Welcome to the Drama Club and Invisible Stars.

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Starting in 2012, Alexakis has also started up a 1990s nostalgia tour, called the Summerland Tour, that occurs every summer with Everclear and other 1990s alternative rock bands.

Summerland Tour is an annual touring rock and roll festival, founded by Art Alexakis of Everclear and featuring mainly American bands that were most successful in the alternative rock era of the 1990s.

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In April 2015, the band released a ninth studio album entitled Black is the New Black.

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