Thriving Ivory is an American rock band who originated in the San Francisco Bay area. They released their self-titled Wind-up Records debut album on June 24, 2008. The debut album reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart on the strength of the charting single "Angels on the Moon". After half a year, "Angels on the Moon" appeared on the US Pop 100 Chart, reaching number 28. The band was chosen for the Yahoo! Music: Who's Next? User's Choice Competition.They were up against three other artists, including We The Kings, Shwayze, and Mandi Perkins. The contest launched August 14, 2008. They also featured as a MySpace Karaoke Artist where fans submitted audio or video of themselves singing a song by the band. In 2009 they performed their single "Angels on the Moon" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Rachael Ray Show. On April 21, 2010, while recording their forthcoming album, the band announced that Bassist Bret Cohune had decided to "pursue different opportunities." Early in 2010 their first single "Angels on The Moon" went certified Gold in the US selling over 500,000 copies. Their second studio album, Through Yourself & Back Again was released on September 14, 2010.