I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME RELEASE DEBUT EP 1981 EXTENDED PLAY
“A bold statement of intent that’s bound to catch like wildfire.” – DIY Magazine
“These songs sound and feel like nothing else out there right now.” – Rock Sound
Toronto, ON – November 9, 2018 – Dallon Weekes, the former Panic! At The Disco bassist, and drummer Ryan Seaman will see 1981 Extended Play, the debut release from their once and future band, I Dont Know How But They Found Me (iDKHOW), in-stores on November 9 (Fearless Records). The EP’s six-tracks were produced, written or co-written by Weekes, and recorded at various locations in Utah and California. Sonically, the songs are from a time when fashions were loud, melodies were infectious and iconoclastic pop trailblazers broke through commercially without compromising artistically.
Recently re-discovered, the music video for one of the EP’s tracks, Do It All The Time, made its debut on October 12th, and has accrued 1.1 million views already. Watch here.
This footage was first thought to be a conceptual art piece produced by the band before making music videos had become standard music industry practice. While the exact date and circumstances under which it was produced are unclear, the anonymous donor of the footage claims that it had been screened to students for nearly twenty years as part of the public school curriculum, until its use was discontinued in 1984.
Weekes has plenty of experience with the potential for a great song to move crowds. As bassist/backing vocalist for Panic! At The Disco from 2009 - 2017, Weekes co-wrote the band’s massive hits, This is Gospel, and Girls/Girls/Boys, and is credited on nearly all of the songs that comprise the album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!.
Said the band, “The hard working people at iDKHOW are pleased to align with Fearless to unearth and uncover the rare and forgotten recordings of I Dont Know How But They Found Me. We look forward to rediscovering this long-forgotten music together and giving iDKHOW a second chance. For the first time."
A lyric video for Bleed Magic debuted last week and to date has accumulated 250k Spotify streams and 368K YouTube views. Watch here.
A band once so elusive that, whenever asked about playing shows in secret, would deny the band even existed at all, iDKHOW made their UK live debut at Reading and Leeds festivals this year, followed by three sold out UK headline shows in venues that needed to be upgraded various times. They are currently on a 23 date US tour with Waterparks, but will be back in the UK one more time before the end of 2018, supporting Deaf Havana at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on December 7th.
ABOUT I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)
I Dont Know How But They Found Me - Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman - is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory. The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film, Back To The Future. They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources. Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.
I Dont Know How But They Found Me is getting a second chance. For the first time.
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