One Lone Car is an indie rock band from St. Louis, Missouri.
The band formed in 2004 and spent the next 2 years touring the United States on their own. They self-released the Variety Half Hour EP in 2005. MTV licensed the album that same year.
One Lone Car were approached by keyboardist Doug Firley of Gravity Kills in 2006 about his new label he had recently started, Shock City Records. The band went into the studio and recorded 2 new songs with producers Doug Firley and Chris Loesch. Variety Hour was released on October 31, 2006 through Shock City Records. The album was a re-release of the 2005 independent Variety Half Hour EP, which featured 2 new songs The City and Mention Love. Variety Hour, alike the original release, was also licensed to MTV.
North,South,East,and the Rest:
One Lone Car met Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms in 2006. Drummer Andy Herrin had received the phone number for Robin's studio and called and left a voicemail about One Lone Car. Robin checked the band out online and personally called them back to discuss working on an album with them. The band recorded North,South,East, and the Rest in May 2007 at Uranus Recording Studio in Tempe,Arizona. The album was produced by Jamie Woolford of The Stereo and Let Go and co-produced by Robin Wilson, both of which provide guest vocals and percussion.,
The album was released on April 8, 2008 on Robin's label Uranus Recordings. Shortly after the album's release, the band embarked on a tour with Gin Blossoms. While on tour, Robin Wilson would join the band onstage nightly to perform 3 songs. The band has said in interviews that Robin became the 5th member of One Lone Car at that time.,
The songs Highway and Villain appeared in The Hills marathon, The Hills: The Lost Scenes on MTV in the summer of 2008.
One Lone Car returned to producer Jamie Woolford in December 2008 to record EP23 at his home studio in Tempe,Arizona. The band released EP23 on March 3, 2009 and kept up a busy touring schedule performing with bands such as: OneRepublic, Carolina Liar, Soul Asylum, Augustana, Switchfoot, Hellogoodbye, The B-52's, Calhoun, Train, Semi Precious Weapons, and Will Hoge among others. That year the band also performed at both CMJ and SXSW music festivals.
Flickerstick invited One Lone Car to join them for a secret farwell show at Lola's in Fort Worth,Texas in January 2009. The show was billed as The Obsolete Queers with One Lone Car.
In February 2009, One Lone Car performed with Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill in their hometown of St.Louis,Missouri.
Singer, Aaron Kellim, left the band in September 2009 to focus on his new project Audri and Aaron. He was replaced by Chris Rhein shortly after.
In October 2009, One Lone Car played their first live show with their new lineup at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, with Soul Asylum.
Profiles Encourage Demos:
On January 7, 2011, the band performed an entire set of all new material at The Double Door in Chicago with Marcy Playground.
In January 2011, One Lone Car performed with The Pussycat Dolls and Auburn at House of Blues in Park City,Utah for the Sundance Film Festival.
As of May 2011, the band is currently working on a new album, which is temporarily being titled Profiles Encourage Demos.
On October 6, 2011 the band joined The B-52's for a sold out show at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville,TN.
2011 To Present:
In 2011, Neal Klein and Michael Hickey joined the band John Henry & The Engine
In January 2012, drummer Andy Herrin formed Senator Pappas and the Assassins with Tom Pappas of the band Superdrag.
In 2012 Chris Rhein and Michael Hickey formed The Sun and The Sea with ex-members of The Graduate
In July 2012 it was announced that drummer, Andy Herrin, would be joining the band Cavo.
In 2014 Dustin Plegge started performing again under the name "Midnight Giant".
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