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Pete Yorn

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New Jersey native Pete Yorn took a rather unique route to singer/songwriter acclaim, gaining his first big break by providing the score to a Farrelly Brothers film. Having graduated from Syracuse University several years prior, the 26-year-old pulled up stakes in 2000 and relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he began writing music for film and television. Prospects increased when Yorn was recruited to score Me, Myself, & Irene, a Farrelly Brothers movie starring Jim Carrey. One of his own pop/rock numbers, "Strange Condition," appeared on the film's soundtrack and was subsequently released as a single, where it fared well on the modern rock charts and increased public demand for Yorn's songwriting. After netting a record contract with Columbia, Yorn returned to the studio and co-produced his debut album, 2001's Musicforthemorningafter, with Brad Wood and R. Walt Vincent. He also played the bulk of the instruments himself. Yorn supported the album by touring for 18 months, enabling Musicforthemorningafter to go gold by April 2002. The following spring, he returned with the earnest Day I Forgot, which featured several contributions from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck (who had previously made a cameo on the single version of "Strange Condition"). A year later, Yorn issued his first live album, Live from New Jersey, a double-disc set that captured his late October performance at the Community Theater in Morristown, New Jersey. For his third studio LP, Yorn enlisted collaborators such as the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and the Dixie Chicks' Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines to shape the sound of Nightcrawler. Produced by Butch Walker, the album arrived in August 2006 and replaced Yorn's folky leanings with a more rock-oriented foundation. Another noted producer, Bright Eyes alum Mike Mogis, was enlisted to helm Pete Yorn's next record. The resulting Back and Fourth was recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, and released in 2009, prefaced by the lead single "Don't Wanna Cry." Yorn returned later that year with another album, this one recorded alongside actress/vocalist Scarlett Johansson and inspired by the famed duets of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. Although the project was finished several years prior, Break Up didn't see the light of day until September 2009, after several of Yorn's friends urged him to issue the material; the album went to 41 on the Billboard charts. In 2010, Yorn released his self-titled fifth studio solo album featuring production from the Pixies' Frank Black; the record peaked at 66. Yorn's next project was the Olms, a band he formed in 2011 with J.D. King. During 2012, the band recorded the album that became their eponymous 2013 debut. Released that summer, the album peaked at four on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. The Olms claimed another album was in the works -- indeed, they released an EP of live material in the fall of 2013 -- but Yorn first returned to his solo career. He signed to Capitol in 2015 and reunited with R. Walt Vincent -- the producer of Musicforthemorningafter -- for 2016's Arranging Time. ~ Andrew Leahey & Kerry L. Smith
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Albums by
Pete Yorn

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    12 songs

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    ArrangingTime

    11 songs

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    Pete Yorn

    10 songs

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    Back and Fourth

    14 songs

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    Nightcrawler

    14 songs

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    Day I Forgot

    14 songs

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    Musicforthemorningafter

    9 songs

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    Break Up

    1 song

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    My Father

    1 song

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    I’m Not the One

    1 song

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    Halifax

    1 song

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    Lost Weekend

    1 song

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    Summer Was a Day

    1 song

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    Can't Hear Anyone

    1 song

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    For Us

    1 song

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    "Red Right Hand" (From the Motion Picture Hellboy)

    20 songs

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    Live from New Jersey

    3 songs

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    Live At Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007: Pete Yorn

    3 songs

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    Live at Lollapalooza 2007

    30 songs

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    Musicforthemorningafter

    1 song

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    Don't Wanna Cry

    1 song

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    Blackie's Dead

    3 songs

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    For Nancy

    4 songs

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    Life on a Chain

    6 songs

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    Westerns

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Top Songs by
Pete Yorn

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  2.   Strange Condition
  3.   Life on a Chain
  4.   Undercover
  5.   For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)
  6.   Do They Know It's Christmas?
  7.   The Man
  8.   Maybe I'm Right
  9.   How Do You Go On?
  10.   Last Summer
  11.   For Us
  12.   On Your Side
  13.   Don't Wanna Cry
  14.   Relator
  15.   Lost Weekend
  16.   I'm Not the One
  17.   Same Thing
  18.   I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
  19.   Lose You
  20.   Just Another
  21.   Vampyre
  22.   Closet
  23.   Precious Stone
  24.   Policies
  25.   EZ
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Adult Alternative

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    Café Acoustic

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    Songs That Should Have Been Hits

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    A Very Rockin Misfit Christmas

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    Coffee House

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    Hipster Holiday

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    David Nail: I Am The DJ

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    Coachella 2016

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    Indie Coffee House

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    Alternative Chill

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    The Ramones: DNA

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    Eclectic Rock

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    Metropolitan Mood

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    Rock The Halls

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    The Current


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