The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols, formed in 1994 in Portland, Oregon, are celebrated for their genre-defying sound that fuses psych-rock, shoegaze, power pop, and synth-pop. With a knack for satirical pop and cheeky detachment, they’ve crafted an impressive discography marked by hits such as “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth” and “Bohemian Like You.”

Throughout their career, the band has displayed remarkable versatility. They scored gold in the U.K. with their major-label debut, “The Dandy Warhols Come Down” in 1997. The iconic “Bohemian Like You” from 2001’s “Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia” climbed the charts, reaching the top 5 in the U.K. and top 30 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart in the U.S.

In the 2000s, they ventured into synth-pop with “Welcome to the Monkey House” (2003) and embraced their psych-rock roots with the sprawling “Odditorium or Warlords of Mars” (2005). The band’s resilience and creative energy were evident with their critically acclaimed documentary, “Dig!” (2004), which won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Amidst lineup changes, including the departure of drummer Eric Hedford in 1998, the Dandy Warhols continued to evolve. Their eighth album, “This Machine” (2012), showcased a more subdued yet mature sound, reaching a career-high of number 88 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

The band celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2019 with the eclectic “Why You So Crazy,” proving their enduring influence. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, they released the experimental and charitable “Tafelmuzik Means More When You’re Alone,” a nearly four-hour instrumental journey.

The Dandy Warhols’ impact extends beyond their own releases, with contributions to notable projects such as the Cure tribute album “Perfect as Cats” and the Love and Rockets tribute album “New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets.”

With a history marked by innovation, critical acclaim, and chart success, the Dandy Warhols stand as enduring icons in the music industry.