Okay, so ever since this phenomenal duo went on tour as openers with Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco for their arena tour last year, there’s been a HUGE spike in their fan base online and at shows. Which is totally awesome!!! And absolutely just the kind of attention these guys need, as this project’s only a couple years old and is still gaining momentum. But as with any great band, it’s kind of hard knowing where to start and how to get into them. So I decided to hopefully make that easier for you guys by putting together this super mega masterpost on everything twenty one pilots! And hopefully this can also be a great reference post for old fans as well. Enjoy!
Getting To Know Them:
So who’s in the band? The band is fronted by Tyler Joseph, a self-taught singer, rapper, pianist, and ukulele-player. He is backed by drummer and close friend Josh Dun.
Where are they from? Columbus, Ohio.
What kind of music do they make? While they span a good handful of modern genres, if I had to describe them in a sentence, it’d be an electro-indie-rock duo that occasionally raps. They have also been called “schizoid-pop”.
What’s their message? Stay alive. And power to the local dreamer.
Twenty One Pilots (2009) – Twenty One Pilot’s first album, recorded before Josh joined the band. Tyler had been backed by high-school friends, bassist Nick Thomas and drummer Chris Salih. Independently recorded and distributed.
Regional At Best (2011) – Twenty One Pilot’s first release featuring the new lineup of only Joseph and Dun. Briefly features Tyler’s brother, Zack Joseph, on one of the tracks. Independently recorded and distributed.
Vessel (2013) – Their first major-label release, after they were signed to Fueled By Ramen, alongside tour-mates such as Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Paramore. Produced by Greg Wells, whose most notable work includes Adele and Katy Perry.