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Plankeye was an alternative rock band and one of Tooth & Nail Records' greatest successes during the 90's and early 2000's. Plankeye's style could be defined as melodic post-grunge combined with indie and alternative elements. Their first few albums also incorporated a fair amount of punk rock elements, but this aspect faded when original singer Scott Siletta left the bandRead More...
In 1994, Plankeye released Spill, their first album, which was able to garner enough sales to catch the interest of Tooth and Nail Records. Spill was re-released on Tooth and Nail, as Plankeye went into the studio again to record a slightly less aggressive album, The Spark. In 1996, Plankeye released Commonwealth, which introduced a more polished and mature sound. Over the course of the next year, the group toured constantly, opening for the Newsboys. In November 1997, the group released their best selling album, The One & Only. To promote this album, Plankeye headlined "The One & Only Tour", featuring opening act, the Insyderz. One year later, lead singer Scott Siletta and drummer Adam Ferry left Plankeye to form the short-lived pop-punk band Fanmail. Siletta later formed a record label called "Vanishing Point Records" with a lineup including his new band "The Franchise".
In 1999, Balmer and Garcia released Relocation on a new record label, BEC Recordings. This album featured Plankeye's heartfelt single, "Goodbye". Some wondered if this song was subtly referencing Scott and Adam's departure from the band, something which Eric and Luis refuted.
In 2001, Plankeye's song, "When It Comes", was chosen by MP3.com to be included on their radio show 'The Download'. Plankeye beat out 12,000 or so other Alternative bands on MP3.com to get on the show.
In spring of 2001, Kevin Poush and Louie Ruiz joined Plankeye to record Plankeye's most experimental album to date, Strange Exchange. In 2002, Poush and Ruiz left the band, and Balmer and Garcia recorded Wings to Fly, a greatest-of compilation which also had 6 new songs including a re-recording of "Bicycle", from Commonwealth.
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- LyricsIt's difficult to say goodbye after only one life
The rain will fall down replenishing all of our broken dreams
And this burning tree that's withering will bloom again
Would you believe?
- LyricsDays go by, turn into weeks
I'm not vagrant but I've really nothing to speak
Of life's purposes evading me
Try, oh, though I might, can't keep 'em in my sight
And now who's controlling me?
- LyricsMy coat is warm it shields me from the chill
Empty swings and I see couples kissing
Walk the path that leads back to the house
It's time for bed "Goodnight my love", she said
Break my fall today
- Lyricssay now, that you're sorry
i forgive you i promise to
restore now, the order
that we once had before this all came
down now it's so useless
- LyricsAvenues and dirty arches
You run down the street and I will follow
Try, try sliding through the network
Of a crowded paradise
My tears are indivisible
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- Whisper To Me - 3,453 plays
- Struck By The Chord - 3,262 plays
- The Meaning Of It All - 3,299 plays
- When It Comes - 2,777 plays