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Cobra Starship

Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Synthpop
New Wave
Pop punk
Dance-pop
Years active 2005-present
Labels Decaydance

Fueled by Ramen

Associated acts Midtown
Panic! at the Disco
This Is Ivy League
The Academy Is...
Gym Class Heroes
Fall Out Boy
The Cab
Hey Monday
The All-American Rejects
The Sounds
Armor For Sleep
Kite Flying Society
Leighton Meester
3OH!3
Website CobraStarship.com
Members
Gabe Saporta
Ryland Blackinton
Alex Suarez
Nate Novarro
Victoria Asher
Former members
Elisa Schwartz

Cobra Starship are an American Dance-rock/synthpop band created by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in 2005 in New York, New York. Other members are guitarist Ryland Blackinton, bassist Alex Suarez and Nate Novarro on drums, all of whom provide backing vocals. The group released their debut album While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets in 2006, which they followed with ¡Viva la Cobra! in 2007. They most recently released Hot Mess in 2009. The group is currently perhaps best known for their hit singles "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)" and "Good Girls Go Bad".[1]

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While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets (2006-2007)

Their first album, While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets, was released October 10, 2006. It featured the single "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)", of which a video had been featured during the closing credits of the film Snakes on a Plane earlier that summer.

¡Viva La Cobra! (2007-2008)

Cobra Starship released their second album, ¡Viva La Cobra!, on October 23, 2007. It was produced by Patrick Stump, who was also credited as singing some backup vocals.[2]

The album has been toured heavily worldwide. Cobra headlined the Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking Tour with guests Metro Station, The Cab, and We The Kings from January to March, 2008. They also played on Warped Tour 2008 and headlined the SassyBack tour, which toured from October 7 through November 30, 2008, with guests Forever the Sickest Kids, Hit the Lights, and Sing it Loud!.

The album art for the ¡Viva La Cobra! album was used to promote the fourth generation Apple iPod nano in purple.

Hot Mess (2009-present)

Following the success of Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl", Cobra Starship recorded their own cover version, "I Kissed a Boy", in summer 2008. The song was released on August 25, 2008, on Fall Out Boy's Citizens For Our Betterment mixtape Welcome To The New Administration. Cobra Starship is one of 9 artists who participated in thetruth.com’s Remix Project, where they remixed the Sunny Side song "Magical Amount".

Cobra Starship also began the "Believers Never Die (Part Deux)" tour in the beginning of April, opening for Fall Out Boy, with other bands All Time Low, Metro Station, and Hey Monday. They spent time performing many shows in the US mostly all in April and the beginning of May, however they also played a few shows in the UK at the end of May 2009, supported by Sing It Loud, Cash Cash, and UK band Mimi Soya.

In 2009, the band went to a cabin in Pennsylvania, in an attempt to produce new material. They broadcasted live throughout their stay on the live camera feed site Stickam, thus creating the Shelf Kids club. After their stay, a new album was announced with a tentative release in the summer. The band worked with Kara DioGuardi, Kevin Rudolf, KarateE! Mouse, S*A*M, Sluggo, and song-writers Benny Blanco and Patrick Stump on Hot Mess.[3] Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester is featured on the song "Good Girls Go Bad", which is produced by Kevin Rudolf and co-written by Rudolf and Kara DioGuardi.[4] The song is the album's first single, and was added on iTunes on May 11 and available to listen to on the band's official MySpace page. Other songs include "Pete Wentz Is the Only Reason We're Famous", which has been released on their YouTube channel[5] and Bebo page. On May 8, the album title was confirmed as Hot Mess, with a release date of August 11.

The band began its tour to promote the new album on August 3. The tour, called Hot Mess Across The US Tour, has 21 stops and features guests such as Friday Night Boys and DJ Skeet Skeet. After Plasticines dropped off the tour, Cobra Starship listed a number of candidate bands for the fans to vote for online in a blog; The Audition won.[6] On their official video podcast (CobraCam.tv), the band released humorous tentative titles for the album (which parodies several other notable albums) "Griller", "Tha Ryland III", and variations of their ¡Viva La Cobra! album.

They made a stop on the Warped Tour in 2009, playing in Salt Lake City, on August 8, 2009. In Fall 2009, they are signed on to Boys Like Girls' "Love Drunk Tour" along with The Maine and A Rocket to the Moon.

Cobra Starship played[7] at a September 11, 2009 MTV Video Music Awards weekend competition and pre-party at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza. The competition was for The MTV "VMA Best Breakout New York City Artist Award", and took place before MTV Video Music Awards performers and in between performances from MTV Video Music Awards artists.[8]

On October 13, 2009, the band performed on the Jimmy Kimmel's outdoor stage.

Cobra Starship appeared at "Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2009" along with Mexican star Paulina Rubio performing Good Girls Go Bad and Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes. Cobra Starship and Paulina won an MTV Award for "Best Performance", for Good Girls Go Bad and Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes at the Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2009, voted by the public, beating other artist such as Shakira, Nelly Furtado, and Wisin y Yandel.

On February 4th 2010, Cobra Starship will be embarking on their first ever European tour named 'Hot Mess Across The EU-Niverse', which includes the UK, Ireland, Germany, France and the Netherlands. When the tour ends on February 21st, the band will then travel to Japan for a few shows, then onto Australia and New Zealand for the 'Wet Hot Australian Summer' Tour.

On February 5th, 2010 it was announced that Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 would be embarking on a co-headlining tour called The Too Fast For Love Tour, opening acts are Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes's side project Travie McCoy and The Lazarus Project and I Fight Dragons. The tour will run from April 28th in Milwaukee, WI, until June 11th in Philadelphia, PA.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US Indie US Heat CAN AUS NZ
2006 While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets 125 7 1
2007 ¡Viva La Cobra!
  • Second studio album
  • Release date: October 23, 2007
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance
80 19
2009 Hot Mess
  • Third studio album
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance
4 14 51 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions[9][10][11][12] Album
US US Pop US
Alt.
CAN NZ AUS UK
2006 "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)"
(with William Beckett, Travis McCoy and Maja Ivarsson)
32 While the City Sleeps,
We Rule the Streets
"The Church of the Hot Addiction"
2007 "Send My Love to the Dancefloor,
I'll See You In Hell (Hey Mister DJ)"
"The City Is at War" ¡Viva La Cobra!
"Guilty Pleasure"
2008 "Kiss My Sass"
2009 "Good Girls Go Bad" (with Leighton Meester) 7 5 7 1 5 17 Hot Mess
"Hot Mess" 64 53 39 198
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Album appearances

Year Album
2006 Snakes on a Plane: The Album
2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Music From the Motion Picture
2008 Warped Tour 2008 Tour Compilation
Welcome to the New Administration
2009 Jennifer's Body
2009 Now! 74

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Simple English

Cobra Starship
File:Cobra
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Synthpop
Pop punk
Dance-pop, Power Pop
Years active 2005-present
Labels Decaydance

Fueled by Ramen

Associated acts Panic! at the Disco
Fall Out Boy
Hey Monday
3OH!3
Website CobraStarship.com
Members
Gabe Saporta
Ryland Blackinton
Alex Suarez
Nate Novarro
Victoria Asher
Former members
Elisa Schwartz

Cobra Starship is an American alternative dance band. The group started in 2005 in New York City. They are most famous for their songs "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)" and "Good Girls Go Bad". They are currently signed to record label Fueled by Ramen.

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Band members

  • Gabe Saporta - lead vocalist
  • Ryland Blackinton - guitarist
  • Alex Suarez - bassist
  • Nate Novarro - drummer
  • Victoria Asher - keytarist

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US Indie US Heat CAN AUS NZ
2006 While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets

125 7 1
2007 ¡Viva La Cobra!

  • Second studio album
  • Release date: October 23, 2007
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance
80 19
2009 Hot Mess

  • Third studio album
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Label: Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance
4 14 51 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions[1][2][3][4] Album
US US Pop US
Alt.
CAN NZ AUS UK
2006 "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)"
(with William Beckett, Travis McCoy and Maja Ivarsson)
32 While the City Sleeps,
We Rule the Streets
"The Church of the Hot Addiction"
2007 "Send My Love to the Dancefloor,
I'll See You In Hell (Hey Mister DJ)"
"The City Is at War" ¡Viva La Cobra!
"Guilty Pleasure"
2008 "Kiss My Sass"
2009 "Good Girls Go Bad" (with Leighton Meester) 7 5 7 1 5 17 Hot Mess
"Hot Mess" 64 53 39 198
2010 "Living in the Sky With Diamonds"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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