Panic! At The Disco

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Panic! At The Disco

Born

1/1/2004, Las Vegas, Nevada

Birth Name

Panic! At The Disco

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Male

Also Known As

P@TD, Panic At The Disco, PATD, Panic!, Panic, P!ATD
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Panic! At The Disco comes from the suburbs of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004. The band formed when friends Spencer Smith and Ryan Ross became tired of covering the blink-182 tunes and recruited classmates Brendon Urie and Brent Wilson. Panic! At The Disco soon caught the eye of…more

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  • Trivia

    • Panic! contributed the song New Perspective to the Jennifer's Body sountrack.

    • Nine In The Afternoon ranked at #44 in Rolling Stone's Top 100 Songs of 2008.

    • Panic's song Nine In The Afternoon was nominated for Best Pop Video at the 2008 MTV VMA's.

    • The title of the song Nine In The Afternoon is based on something Spencer Smith said. The room they were working in had no windows, and Spencer said that it felt like "seven in the afternoon." Ryan modified it to "nine" to fit the melody of the song.

    • Not only was Nine In The Afternnon the first song released from Pretty. Odd., it was also the first song written on the album.

    • Panic removed the exclamation point (!) from their name in 2008, stating that they never meant for it to become a part of the name. Though, the removal of the (!) caused an uproar among fans, who wanted it to be returned.

    • Some of the album Pretty. Odd. was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios.

    • Panic headlined the 2008 Honda Civic Tour. Motion City Soundtrack, The Hush Sound, and a mysterious guest joined Panic on tour. And at the announcement of tour, Panic unveiled their own custom-designed Honda Civic, which had a hot air balloon and several flowers painted on it.

    • Panic's sophmore album Pretty. Odd. came out on the 25th of March 2008. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts.

    • Panic! was nominated for Best Boxed Or Limited Edition Package for their A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Limited Edition Collectible Deluxe Box at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

    • Panic! At The Disco is one of the bands to have an artist-designed guitar faceplate for the game Guitar Hero III.

    • Because Panic! won the VMA for Best Video on August 31, 2006, fans declared August 31 Panic! At The Disco Day.

    • At the Reading Festival 2007, Brendon Urie was hit in the head with a bottle after it was thrown on stage, right after he joked that they were doing better than last year, when he was knocked out with one.

    • Birthdays:
      Jonathon Jacob Walker - September 17, 1985
      George Ryan Ross III - August 30, 1986
      Brendon Boyd Urie - April 12, 1987
      Spencer James Smith V - September 2, 1987

    • The demo for Panic!'s song Time To Dance (Boys Will Be Boys) was on the Release the Bats DVD during the end credits.

    • Panic! performed a new song titled It's True Love at Milwaukee's Summerfest 2007, but the band had no plans to include it on their sophomore album.

    • The first big venue Panic! played was the Marcus Amphitheatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which holds 23,000, for Summerfest 2007.

    • Panic! appears in Gym Class Heroes' video for Clothes Off!.

    • About Panic!'s style Pete Wentz says, "I love these dudes, but I don't know what they're doing with all that facial hair these days. There's a lot of peach fuzz going on. They called me up to go to a Kanye West cancert, and I was like 'hold on I'll call Kanye.' So I called him and they got into the show, and I called Kanye later and said, 'Yo did you see my dudes from Panic! at the show?' and he was like 'Nah they mst not have been dressed like they were from the 1700's'. But I back them. They have their own unique style, which is cool."

    • At the Las Vegas date of the 2007 Honda Civic Tour, headlined by Fall Out Boy, Panic! filled in for +44 after they had to cancel due to family emergencies. Panic! played an acoustic set and the Blink-182 song What's My
      Age Again?
      with +44 singer Mark Hoppus.

    • The members of Panic! worked on songs for their second album in a cabin in the woods of Nevada in March 2007.

    • At the 2007 NME Awards, Panic! was named Worst Band.

    • In a 2006 readers' poll in Spin magazine, Panic! got named Best Band, Worst Band, Best Spin cover (October), Most Overrated, and Worst Live Band.

    • Panic! was one of the musical performers featured in Sports Illustrated 2007 Swimsuit Edition. In the ten page spread, they are posing with model Julie Henderson.

    • According to guitarist Ryan Ross, their goal for their Nothing Rhymes With Circus tour was to put on a show, not a concert.

    • Panic!'s look comes from their favorite movies: Moulin Rouge!, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Edward Scissorhands.

    • On Panic!'s fall 2006 Nothing Ryhmes With Circus tour, due to their extravagant production, the only money they made was from t-shirt sales.

    • Panic! recorded A Fever You Can't Sweat Out for only $10,000.

    • In a readers' poll in AP magazine for 2006, Panic! was named Artist Who Should Hang It Up, AP Sucked For Putting ______ On The Cover, Music Video That Shouldn't Have Been Made (Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off), and Dumbest Band Name.

    • Bassist Jon Walker got to know the band while touring with them as the bass technician for the band The Academy Is . . ..

    • Panic! was to have appeared on the cover of the first Rolling Stone magazine of 2007. However, after the unfortunate death of soul legend James Brown, he made the first cover and Panic! was pushed back to the February 8, 2007 issue.

    • While recording A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, the members of Panic! were forced to live in a one-room apartment that had bugs.

    • Panic! was named Breakout Band of 2006 by EW magazine.

    • The song Build God, Then We'll Talk was originally going to be about prostitution and living in Las Vegas.

    • Panic! At The Disco's song The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage was ranked at # 84 for Rolling Stone's Best 100 Songs of 2006.

    • Panic! could not actually afford certain instruments for their album, such as an accordian and a piano. In fact, the piano music during Intermission is not an actual piano.

    • The band's hit song I Write Sins Not Tragedies is featured on the CD "Only Hits," which features the top songs of 2006.

    • Panic! contributed a cover of the song This Is Halloween to the soundtrack for The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D.

    • Brendon Urie was hit by a bottle on the Main Stage at the "Carling Weekend: Reading Festival" on August 25, 2006, while Panic! was playing opening song The Only Difference Between Suicide And Martyrdom Is Press Coverage. Brendon was struck in the face by a "missle" thrown from the crowd. Brendon immediately collapsed to the floor, forcing the band to stop playing. Then Brendon was surrounded by his band-mates and roadies for several minutes before he managed to get back to his feet. "You can't take me out," he shouted to the crowd, before adding "Let's see how well you guys do with my left side." Panic! then continued their set where they left off.

    • Panic!'s first tour was the Take Cover Tour.

    • Three song names changed for the album Fever You Can't Sweat Out: It's Time To Dance ('Cause Boys Will Be Boys) was shortened to Time To Dance, Nails For Breakfast And Tacks For Snacks was shortened to Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks, and the last one Relax Relapse, was changed to Camisado.

    • Because they only had their debut album to perform songs from, Panic! did covers of other songs on their Nothing Ryhmes With Circus tour in Fall 2006 to fill their set.

    • P!ATD performed But It's Better If You Do and I Write Sins Not Tragedies at the Boost Mobile Rock Corp. 2006, which is a concert for teens that have volunteered in their community.

    • The fourth and final single/video from the band's debut A Fever You Can't Sweat Out will be Build God, Then We'll Talk. However, according to guitarist Ryan Ross, the band was unsure if the video would even get airplay on MTV due to its "dry humping, excessive drug use," and "pretty much anything vulgar."

    • Panic! was nominated for Choice Rock Track (I Write Sins Not Tragedies) at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards.

    • Brent Wilson is demanding the cut of royalties he earned from the band's debut album, or else he is threatening to take his former band mates to court.

    • Panic! won the award for Best Breaking New Band on the MTV2 All That Rocks Awards 2006.

    • Panic! was nominated for five 2006 MTV VMAs: Video of the Year, Best Rock Video, Best Group Video, Best New Artist In A Video, and Best Art Direction In A Video, for the song I Write Sins Not Tragedies. They won the award for Video of the Year.

    • The band's favorite song on A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is Build God, Then We'll Talk.

    • Ryan, Spencer, and Brent got to keep their costumes from the video for I Write Sins Not Tragedies, however Brendon was not. He says though that he really would have liked to have kept it.

    • P!ATD recorded A Fever You Can't Sweat Out in College Park, Maryland over the course of five weeks.

    • Panic!'s first practice session with Brendon was in Spencer's grandmother's house.

    • Panic! played their first live show after recording their first album.

    • At the last date on the Nintendo Fusion Tour, the band got a bit of a hazing. The confetti cans that are supposed to be shot out at the crowd were flipped so they'd shoot on them. They also got flour thrown on them, a few people ran on stage naked, and Brendon got stripped down to his boxers. And when they were walking out on stage, their theme music got changed to Backstreets Back.

    • The video for I Write Sins Not Tragedies was shot 10 minutes away from L.A in the same spot where the movie The Devil's Rejects was shot.

    • Brent Wilson, Spencer Smith, and Ryan Ross were childhood friends.

    • Ross, Wilson, and Smith originally created a band called Pet Salamander, then Summerleague Rock.

    • Panic! headlined a summer 2006 tour which also featured The Hush Sound, The Dresden Dolls, and Ok Go.

    • Guitarist Ryan Ross wrote the lyrics for the album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out.

    • Panic! contributed a song to the soundtrack for the movie Snakes On A Plane. The song that appeared on the album is The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage (Tommie Sunshine's Brooklyn Fire Remix).

    • Brendon Urie was named one of Spin.com's Hottest Stars Under 25.

    • On their U.S tour, the songs from their debut are not only reworked, but the band's expanded live presentations of the tracks But It's Better If You Do and There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of it Yet.

    • The band's third single was Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off, which was released July 31, 2006.

    • The band's video I Write Sins Not Tragedies has been played over 10 million times on YouTube.

    • The band does not have any beef with fellow Las Vegas band The Killers, though it had been rumored they might. Actually, Spencer has said that he liked their album, and the two bands have never met.

    • Spencer's first show was a Backstreet Boys concert when he was 9 with Ryan. Spencer said that he and Ryan learned all of the moves from the "Backstreet's Back" video.

    • According to Spencer, Brendon is the only one with acting skills in the band.

    • Panic! left to go record their first record four days after Brendon's last day of school.

    • Brendon graduated at his high school. Spencer and Brent finished their senior year of high school by taking online classes, and Ryan completed his first semester of college.

    • Spencer Smith says that the reason Brent Wilson was kicked out of the band was because he did not play or write a single note of bass. Brendon Urie and Ryan Ross wrote the parts, and Brendon recorded the parts. He says the record could have sounded the same if Brent wasn't in the band during the writing or recording process. He also says that Brent's departure has nothing to do with money. Since the profits from their tour have already been invested in their stage show, they'd only break even.

    • Bassist Brent Wilson says that he was kicked out of the band, and it was a 100% surprise to him. He says that the matter was never discussed with the band; he only received a phone call spoke to Spencer Smith. He says the band never said they were sorry. Wilson is really dissappointed because he gave up baseball in high school for the band, when he could have gotten a scholarship. He thinks it may have something to do with money, since they were about to go on a tour which would bring them each $300,000.

    • Panic! headed to Europe in October 2006. They played twice at Brixton Academy in London.

    • The band first perfomed in Las Vegas.

    • In the song I Write Sins Not Tragedies one of the instruments used in this song is an accordion. Guitarist Ryan Ross loves the accordion sound and is a big fan of movie soundtracks that use it like Amelie and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    • The music video for I Write Sins Not Tragedies tells the story of a young couple getting married. The bride's family is prim and proper, while the groom's are crazy clowns - literally. In the end, they realize that maybe the idea of a marriage between them was only for the lust, not love, and the bride ends up cheating on the groom after an argument right before the wedding. The narrator is lead singer Brendon Urie, who acts as the groom's conscience.

    • It was announced that Panic! bassist Brent Wilson's left the band in May 2006. Guitarist Ryan Ross says that it was simply a matter of all four bandmates sitting together and deciding it was time for Wilson to go. He is being replaced for their Northern American tour by Jon Walker (a friend of the band) for the time being.

    • Their album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, went platinum.

    • When the band's debut album was released, they said there wasn't a copy to be found in Las Vegas. Even the band member's parents had trouble getting it, though Brendon Urie's parents were lucky enough to find their copy.

    • Their song after I Write Sins Not Tragedies is But It's Better If You Do. It involves lead singer Brendon Urie playing in an illegal strip club, against his girlfriend's wishes.

    • The band got more notice when they were named Band Of The Day on October 3rd, 2005 by Spin magazine.

    • Panic! performed at Summerfest 2006 in Milwaukee, WI on July 7th.

    • Lead Singer Brendon Urie:

      Born Brendon Boyd Urie on April 12, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada

      Plays keyboard, piano and guitar.

      Raised as a member of the Mormon religion in Las Vegas.

      Attended Palo Verde High School.

      His parents wished him to attend law school, but he pursued his interests in taking part in Panic! At The Disco.

    • The singles But It's Better If You Do and Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off, whose titles, when put together, make up a line from the 2004 film Closer.

    • The TRL premiere for the video I Write Sins Not Tragedies was on January 17, 2006. The video was directed by Shane Drake.

    • The band got their name from a line in Name Taken's song Panic.

    • Rolling Stone magazine named P!ATD a band to look out for in 2006.

    • The band's first single was I Write Sins Not Tragedies and proved to be successful on the charts.

    • Pete Wentz (P!ATD record label owner) says that the guys in the band are "good kids."

    • Singer Brendon Urie is friends with Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.

    • Their eighth song on their debut album is "Intermission" which is in fact an intermission on the album.

    • The band played zero shows before they were signed.

    • Guitarist Ryan Ross was 12 when he asked for a guitar from his parents.

    • The first songs the band wrote were Time To Dance and Nails For Breakfast, Tacks For Snacks.

    • Their debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, was released September 27th, 2005.

    • The band comes from Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • Band members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith appeared in Fall Out Boy's video for A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me in March 2006.

    • The oldest member of the band is vocalist Brendon Urie, after the departure of bassist Jon Walker. Ryan Ross was the oldest member of the original line-up of the band.

    • Members:
      Brendon Urie (vocals/guitar/keyboard)
      Ian Crawford (guitar)
      Dallon Weekes (bass)
      Spencer Smith (drums)

      Former Members:
      Brent Wilson (bass) [2005-2006]
      Ryan Ross (guitar/keyboards/back vocals)[2005-2009]
      Jon Walker (bass/back vocals)[2005-2009]

    • P!ATD is on Pete Wentz's (of Fall Out Boy) label Decaydance. They got Pete's attention by contacting him through his LiveJournal.

  • Quotes

    • Spencer Smith: (on new members Ian Crawford and Dallon Weekes) They're friends, so the decision was easy... Ian is probably the most talented guitar player that me and Brendon have ever played with, and Dallon is a really nice guy and a really great bassist... We're really excited.

    • Brendon Urie: On why they kicked Brent Wilson out of the band He wasn't a good musician, and he wasn't willing to work hard enough to take it seriously.

    • Brendon Urie: (about "Pretty. Odd." Producer Matt Squire) We were really uptight when we were writing. We were like, "Man this sucks. We have to work on this chorus." He was like, "No, man, the chorus is good. Leave it alone." He helped us pick the priorities for songs. He was pretty much on the same wavelength as us. He got the idea that we wanted. That's the first time we ever worked with anyone else. There's a lot you can learn from Matt Squire. He's quite the mentor.

    • Jon Walker: We used to get compared to Fall Out Boy, and I don't think that's accurate at all, and I would say the Beatles comparison is more accurate.

    • Brendon Urie: (on "Pretty. Odd.") I mean, [this record] is very different from the first record. We're still the same guys in the band, it's just that it's been three-something years since we've written material for an album, so ... I think it's just the natural change that takes place from the time you turn 17 to the time you turn 20.

    • Ryan Ross: (on the title of Panic's sophomore album, "Pretty. Odd.") It just happened one night. We were working on a new song, and we weren't even talking about album titles, but it was just something I wrote down, and I brought it up to the guys. Like, Pretty. Odd. And then they all liked it, and that was a couple of months ago, so we just kept it since then.

    • Ryan Ross: (on taking the (!) out of the band's name) At least for me, it got a little bit annoying to try to write that every time you're typing the name. It was never part of the name to us. ... People started writing it, and then it ended up in more and more things like that, so there it was. When we started doing new promo stuff for this album, we just told everyone not to use it anymore

    • Ryan Ross: (talking about the sophomore album's theme) At some point I was watching a movie and there was a scene with no dialogue that made me realize how, if there hadn't been any music, you wouldn't have felt any emotion attatched to the scene. I got facinated by why certain notes and chords make you feel a certain way. I think it's displayed best in movie scores and classical music. It's so strange that you hear something, like a minor note, and you automatically think of something sad or almost agressive. You ust know it even when you're so small. I want to approach our next album like you would write a movie score. I want to have all the lyrics done before we write any music and have the whole story set ahead of time.

    • Ryan Ross: (on songs for the sophomore album) I was reading an essay by Oscar Wilde, and he said the two mistakes writers can make is having modernity of form and of subject matter. I really took that in heart, because I think if you want to have something timeless, you have to write it in that way. Lately I've been writing stuff that's between what can actually be real and what can't be. Sort of Alice In Wonderland. I've never written a love song, and I think there will be love songs on the new album. It's funny how things happen sometimes. I definately think there will be things I can take from my own experiences for the new songs. And the parts of life that aren't so interesting - I can just make it up.

    • Ryan Ross: (on working on songs for their sophomore album) We wanted to approach these songs in the most basic form. We wrote them all on one acoustic guitar and with someone singing. I think that we kind of skipped that part of songwriting on the first record, and this time we're sort of paying attention to that. We moved into a cabin in the mountains, and then we went to L.A. and worked there for a while. And then we came home (to Las Vegas) a month ago and got into our old rehearsal studio, where we wrote the last record — and we've written a bunch of songs since we've been home. I think it's the most fun and the happiest we've been since we started.

    • Ryan Ross: (on their sophomore album) We've changed a lot of what we want to do with the record. And I feel like we're happier with the new songs we have so far than we ever were with any of the old songs on the last record.

    • Spencer Smith: We haven't any problem with our label at all. I don't think we've talked to one person from our label since we started writing. I know a lot of bands have issues with their label, but we don't.

    • Brendon Urie: (on time off from touring) I can see why old people get jobs after they've retired. You get so bored. I'm annoyed with how boring it is when you have nothing to do.

    • Spencer Smith: (on time off from touring) It's too normal. We can get up anytime we want and literally don't have to do a thing or worry about the next paycheck to pay the water bill. We're getting bored of having nothing to do.

    • Ryan Ross: We feel like the outcasts because we're not the same, but people think we are. I can't really be mad but sometimes I feel like there're people that like our band for the wrong reasons.

    • Brendon Urie: If a band whines, they're emo, and if a band is angry, they're punk. We're not into that, we're just making music that we enjoy and people are responding to it.

    • Ryan Ross: A lot of music lacks honesty these days and we've all made sure that our music contains that. Maybe that's why people are reacting to our bands, but it weird to be thrown into an emo punk scene where we're not that at all.

    • Jon Walker: We had a beard growing contest and we all grew some pretty kick-a** facial hair! We all stopped shaving when we went to the mountain to work on the new songs. Spencer (Smith) is sticking with his, but the others shaved theirs off.

    • Ryan Ross: (on the fact that none of the songs on "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" contain the song title in the lyrics) I think that was sort of accidental that none of them were in the lyrics. We just would have working titles for stuff. I just wanted to do something different with song titles than everyone always does. It's just something I thought could be another creative aspect of a song.

    • Brendon Urie: When we first started off, we made our record and then we played our first show. There was a bit of an expectation, you know, "Fall Out Boy signed them. They never played a show. They better be, like, real good." In the beginning, we sucked, too. We were horrible. We're still not too good, but we've gotten better. I'll just say that much.

    • Brendon Urie: [Pete Wentz is] the reason we were discovered. We were kind of reaching out to him. Just the fact that he took a chance on coming out and seeing a band who had never played a show is cool. He does a really good job. He's put in a really good word for us during interviews. A lot of the hype we can owe to him. We toured with [Fall Out Boy], too. That was a lot of fun.

    • Ryan Ross: (on Panic!'s second album) After bands become successful, they always make that choice to do the record about how cool or how hard it is to be in a successful band. So we wanted to do something more universal, something that pretty much anyone can relate to ... something that you wouldn't be able to place in a certain time period. And it's been really challenging (to write) lyrics for something like that, especially when our last record had so many references to pop culture. ... This one is pretty much a love story.

    • Ryan Ross: (on writing Panic!'s second album in a cabin in the woods) We'd go four to five days without leaving the house sometimes, and it's been nice to be outside for even a day. And I got sick of wearing sweatpants every day.

    • Ryan Ross: There's plenty of stuff we do in the show to get a reaction. Like, fans are always saying that me and Brendon are dating. It's funny to me how people freak out about stuff like that.

    • Ryan Ross: (on "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out) We didn't expect this album to have any success. I don't really think it's that good. It was more like our experiment for figuring ourselves out. We just wanted to grow a couple of years and really shoe people what we can do on the next album. But we didn't get to do that. For a while, we didn't even want to be played on the radio or MTV.

    • Ryan Ross: I don't think our new record will be any kind of reaction against emo. But then I don't really think our first album fit into any category. We didn't consciously go in any direction or write songs that would necessarily fit in a particular genre, and we're not going to be doing that now.

    • Spencer Smith: People always ask us about our friends back home; the truth is we don't really have any friends back home. I do nothing for a couple of weeks then just call up Ryan and hang out, go to the movies or something.

    • Brendon Urie: It was kinda heartbreaking when Brent went to the press as he and Ryan had known each other for some time.

    • Jon Walker: (on Panic!'s second record) I think it is a pretty sure shot that our next record will not reflect what the last year has been like for us as people.

    • Ryan Ross: Being at the MTV VMAs was funny. Celebrities are still normal people for the most part but there are some of them that think they are something huge, some of the people there were too aware of being on TV and thought they were far too cool. For us to be there felt good, most of the people there did not know who we were, but we knew who we were.

    • Spencer Smith: (on what he learned in 2006) Ice Cube has a man that carries money for him.

    • Jon Walker: I might get a tattoo that just says '2006,' 'cause it was such a big year. Really, just the whole year in general has been amazing to us.

    • Ryan Ross: (on the song for "Build God, Then We'll Talk) It's the last song we wrote for this record. It's all of our favorite song and we've wanted it to be a single pretty much ever since. That's probably the most exciting one for us, but it's kind of like we're doing it for us. I don't know if it's going to be a huge hit or whatever.

    • Ryan Ross: I don't think there is a limit to how big we want to get.

    • Brendon Urie: We're weird guys. I don't know if a lot of people get our humor. A lot of people probably think we're jerks. We're real sarcastic. Really ironic and stuff. We mean well, but we joke around probably a lot more than we should.

    • Brendon Urie: (about the hype the band gets) The hype is pretty good. So it's a good sign. There's different kinds of hype for different reasons. Hype is good. The crowd just has more expectations from us when we're on stage. That's cool, too. I hope we haven't been too disappointing. We try.

    • Brendon Urie: There was no way we could have played a show in Las Vegas, so the only way we could be discovered was through the Internet, which was the way it worked.

    • Brendon Urie: (on people calling Panic! At The Disco "emo") It's ignorant! The stereotype is guys that are weak and have failing relationships write about how sad they are. If you listen to our songs, not one of them has that tone. Emo is bullsh*t! If people want to take it for the literal sense of the word, yes we're an emotional band, we put a lot of thought into what we do. People always try to stereotype us, but we don't fit the emo stereotype.

    • Spencer Smith: (on why he thinks Brandon Flowers has attacked them) The whole feud thing was odd because we've never even met them. A year ago they were the big hot band from Vegas (Nevada) and a year later we're the big hot band (from Las Vegas), and I think he said in his apology that he was jealous. I still like The Killers and would like to meet anybody in the band, but this might be the little thing our bands have.

    • Brendon Urie: (on being called dangerous by Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers) Do I think or myself as dangerous? Not at all! We're really harmless and innocent in a way. It's a shame that he (Flowers) feels that way really.

    • Spencer Smith: (on why Brent was kicked out of the band) We made the decision based on Brent's lack of responsibility and the fact that he wasn't progressing musically with the band.

    • Spencer Smith: The past six months have been just so much crazy and amazing for our band. It's been moving so fast that we've been trying to keep a hold of the situation and really just keep our feet on the ground.

    • Brendon Urie: (on their U.S tour) The tour is going really well. We're really enjoying it. Everything has gone really smoothly which is really good. We didn't get a lot of time to prepare, but so far so good.

    • Spencer Smith: The idea of distinguishing yourself from other bands is obviously something that any band would want to do, but I think that really we got that idea from just having played our songs a million times each and what can we do to make this a little more exciting.

    • Ryan Ross: It's kind of disappointing and disgusting in a way, how some people are focusing on how we look. I think a lot of those things we think are special — the way we dress, the things we put into our stage show — some fans don't even realize that because they're just drooling over (frontman) Brendon (Urie). I feel like it taints the music.

    • Brent Wilson: (about being kicked out of the band) The whole thing is really difficult. I never thought my best friends would do this to me.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • not as good as fall out boy but came close.

    8.0
    panic at the disco is one of the best and the coolest bands in the world .their music is great but does not came close to fall out boy's take this to your grave and infinity on high.their best album is the first one with the i write sins for tragedy but its better if you do and teen hearts beating.they have perform live in many countries and actually quite good at it ...perform live that is.fall out boy vs panic at the disco ... no doubt fall out boy owns them in any other way but i must say that this band can surpass fall out boy in the near future.moreless
  • A long-winded sort of review, in which I say EXACTLY what I think, and still manage to be confusing.

    9.5
    I originally came across Panic two years ago. "Hmm." I said, after taking a longer than customary decision period. "I like them." Their music was, to me, different. At the time, only A Fever You Can't Sweat Out had been released. I found the rhythms hypnotic, and toe-tappingly good. In my head, I did my customary tear-it-apart. I listened to each song, over and over and over again, and I listened to a different instrument each time. "They use more than the customary instruments." I thought, a little awed. "Hell. Yes."



    The music was hard to genre. Was it electronic? They were definitely using a synthesizer, but...nah. Rock? Probably. In a backwards sort of way. Emo? Well, they were emotional. Punk? Now I was just being silly.



    After giving up my attempt to categorize them, I looked at their lyrics. Originally, I had done what was average for me. Listen, and make sense of it the best I can. Put it to my own experiences. And I could do this for some of the songs. Build God, Then We'll Talk was easy. It was a story. But others...What, I wondered, was the meaning of Camisado? I know now that it's a tale of an alcoholic father, and am glad I was unable to relate.



    Their new album came out earlier this year, and I did something I normally don't do. I grabbed my wallet, walked to Wal-mart, and bought it. I'd heard rumors of it being different.



    "Different good, or different bad?" I had asked.



    Those I questioned shrugged their shoulders, and gave me helpless looks. One friend even went so far as to splutter out an "I can't tell yet!"



    To tell the truth, I wasn't sure at first either. It was folksy, and mellow, and vaguely reminded me of the Beatles. There was less bitterness, and at one point, they even sang of clouds. But there are more instrumentation in this than the last album. I could hear low brass and low reeds in the backgrounds of some songs. The songs are so light and airy. And as with the first album, the more I listened to it, the more I liked it. The lead singer's voice matured, the lyricists lyrics did too, and the whole band seems to be pulling itself together before my very eyes.



    I've seen interviews with the band members, disparaging of being seen for their faces, and not their music. And I've seen too many a comment over the looks of the band members (often made by young fans) to prove this worry something other than groundless. And while I am certainly not someone who will turn a blind eye to a pretty face, I'd just like to let anyone listening know, that I heard the music first.moreless
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