Third Eye Blind blasted out of San Francisco when "Semi-Charmed Life" went to # 1 at Modern Rock and their self-titled album sold 5 million copies worldwide. This debut album contained several other chart-topping singles such as Jumper, How s It Going To Be, Graduate and others cementing the band's place in music history. The unique combination of brutal and controversial lyrics mixed with infectious melodies made an indelible connection with fans it s a phenomenon that defines Third Eye Blind and has made them the most requested band on college campuses. The band s song Jumper was recently used in Jim Carrey s movie Yes Man and regularly sells over 5,000 singles a week, 10 years after its release.
Third Eye Blind is an unprecedented story of a band coming into focus with the help of an entirely new youth culture and causing an underground sensation it s a fan relationship that had driven the band and Ursa Major, their first album in six years. In a sense, Third Eye Blind s fans are so inextricably linked that they re considered another member of the band.
From 2007 2009, the band performed before a remarkable 1 million people, marking them the most-requested artist at colleges nationwide. Pure and authentic, a canon of songs with no media coverage or radio play have compelled a new generation of followers by organic word of mouth alone. Fans attached themselves to songs like Slow Motion and Motorcycle Drive By, the former of which was censored by their record company but began appearing on file-sharing sites with full lyrics, and is now hailed as a masterpiece being covered by countless other bands.
Emotional, reflective, aggressive, and sometimes outwardly political, Ursa Major features some of the most intense music of Third Eye Blind s career.