|Deep Blue Something|
|Origin||Denton, Texas, USA|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Post-grunge|
|Labels||Interscope Records, Kirtland Records|
|Years active||1992-2001, 2014-present|
Deep Blue Something are an American rock band who are best known for their 1995 hit single "Breakfast at Tiffany's" from their second album Home.
The group was founded in 1992 in Denton, Texas, by brothers Todd and Toby Pipes, students at the University of North Texas at the time. The brothers enlisted drummer John Kirtland and guitarist Clay Bergus. Deep Blue Something originally performed as Leper Messiah, after the line from Ziggy Stardust.
Bergus left the band before the band started recording their first album, 11th Song. The band independently released the album in 1993. Kirk Tatom joined the band after the album's release.
In 1994, the band released their second album, Home via an independent label named Thornton Records. Home was re-released a year later by major label Interscope Records. The accompanying single "Breakfast at Tiffany's" peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom.
The success of the single and lack of follow-up activity led to their classification as a one-hit-wonder band within music circles. In late 1995, Tatom left the band and Bergus returned to his role as guitarist. The band worked on their third album, titled Byzantium, with a planned release in 1996. However, the Deep Blue Something came into legal troubles over the copyright of 11th Song and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Although the lawsuits were finally settled, Interscope put the album on hold, eventually releasing the album in 1998, but only in Japan.
The band then sued Interscope and won a release from their contract. They later signed with Aezra Records, an independent label based in Phoenix, Arizona. Their self-titled album, which contains five tracks from Byzantium, was released by Aezra in 2001. Shortly after the album's release, the band "drifted apart"," and its members worked on separate projects for over a decade.
In 2014, Todd Pipes posted an Instagram photo teasing that the band was back together and working on a new project, eventually revealed to be an EP titled Locust House. The EP was released as a digital download on 29 June 2015.
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