Raine: The lyrics for the track "In Repair" focus on how people tend to treat each other as machines in our day-to-day life. We really need to take stock and focus our energy towards those in our lives that matter. Sometimes it feels as if we need an oil change.
Raine (on "Spiritual Machines"): Lyrically, this album is about finding the spirituality within ourselves.
The original title for "Clumsy" was "Propellor".
The band's most popular single is "Somewhere Out There". It was released simultaneously in the United States and Canada in June 2002, from the "Gravity" album, and debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks (after only two weeks at Modern and Active Rock Radio formats) and has topped the Rock Radio charts in Canada.
OLP did a two-week Canadian tour with Alanis Morissette.
OLP appeared on the Edgefest tour.
OLP toured with several bands to promote "Clumsy".
"Clumsy" brought the band a lot of attention, and they gained a much larger fan base, especially in the US.
"Clumsy" was released in the US and Canada in January 1997.
"Gravity" was recorded in only 10 weeks.
Bob Rock, who produced "Gravity", also worked as a producer for Slayer and Metallica.
"Gravity" was produced by Bob Rock, instead of Arnold Lanni, who produced the band's other four albums.
To find a new guitarist, the band held a worldwide search. They received dozens of videotapes, and after much deliberation chose Steve Mazur as their newest member and flew him to Hawaii to record "Gravity".
The singles released from "Gravity" are: "Somewhere Out There", "Innocent", "Made Of Steel" and "Not Enough".
"Gravity" was released in June 2002.
"Happiness Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch" was released in October 1999.
The "Happiness Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch" singles were all well received by the charts, but did not get as much attention as the singles from "Clumsy".
The singles released from "Happiness Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch" are: "One Man Army", "Is Anybody Home?" and "Thief".
OLP kicked off their North American Happiness 97 tour two months after they released "Happiness Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch".
The six singles released off "Naveed" are (in order): "The Birdman", "Naveed", "Starseed", "Supersatellite", "Hope" and "Julia".
After releasing "Naveed", the band started writing for their new album in the summer of 1995.
When they released "Naveed", the band consisted of Raine Maida, Mike Turner, Jeremy Taggart and Chris Eacrett.
Chris Eacrett, who played bass, left the band in September 1995 and was replaced by Duncan Coutts.
The band was very busy in the brief, 14-month period between the release of their third and fourth albums. They kicked off two national tours of Canada; played extensive US and European gigs; put in appearances at several events, including the MuchMusic Video Awards and the Junos; participated in webchats with fans and worked on various side-projects.
Mike Turner left the band on December 12th, 2001, just before they headed off to Hawaii to record their fifth album.
Mike Turner, a founding member, has left the band, citing musical and creative difficulties.
"Spiritual Machines" was partly inspired by Ray Kurzweil's book, "The Age Of Spiritual Machines – When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence".
Jamie plays keyboards and guitar, so that Raine doesn't always have to play guitar.
While they were working on "Spiritual Machines", the band added Jamie Edwards as a behind-the-scenes musician.
Ray Kurzweil appears on several speaking tracks on the "Spiritual Machines" album, reading excerpts from his book, "The Age Of Spiritual Machines – When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence".
OLP have toured with The Tea Party.
OLP have toured with I Mother Earth.
OLP have toured with Alanis Morissette.
OLP have toured with The Trailer Park Boys.
OLP have toured with Seether.
OLP have toured with Finger Eleven.
Right after they released the album "Gravity", the band kicked off their Fear of the Trailer Park tour.
OLP have released 6 albums.
The band members' birthdays are:
Raine Maida – February 18th
Steve Mazur – December 21st
Jeremy Taggart – April 7th
Duncan Coutts – February 4th
The band members are Raine Maida, Steve Mazur, Jeremy Taggart and Duncan Coutts.
When the band was first formed, they went through a few guest drummers before they found Jeremy Taggart.
Jim Newell was a guest drummer for the band.
The album name "Naveed" comes from the name of an Iranian friend of Raine's, and means "bearer of good news".
Their first album was called "Naveed".
The band's latest album is called "Gravity".
The band's cover of The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" appeared at the beginning of the movie "The Craft".
The band was formed by Raine Maida and Mike Turner.
The band formed in 1992.
The name of the band was taken from a 1943 poem by Mark Van Doren.
The band covered the Beatles song "Tomorrow Never Knows".
Raine was studying criminology at the University of Toronto, but dropped out to start Our Lady Peace.
"Is Anybody Home" was released as a single.
Their video for "Is Anybody Home" features Kate Moennig, of "The L Word" fame.