LOS ANGELES, CA – Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — i DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW), the once and future alt/pop band fronted by former Panic! At The Disco bassist Dallon Weekes, saw its debut EP 1981 Extended Play (Fearless) debut in the Number One spot on the Billboard Heatseeker chart this week. The album also came in at #8 on Billboard’s Current Alternative chart and #11 on the Current Rock Chart.
The out-of-the-box success of 1981 Extended Play is fueled by six songs that Bass Player called “Catchy concoctions of art rock, space rock and alternative with swaggering charismatic pop vocals,” that have already accumulated a very impressive 15.2-million Spotify plays. In addition, the lyric video for the EP’s lead-off song, “Choke,” has also accumulated 8.3-million YouTube views.
IDKNOW – Weekes and drummer Ryan Seaman – is currently on a North American tour with Waterparks, playing to packed houses and winning over critics: “When iDKHOW went into a fan favorite, ‘Choke,'” wrote New Noise, “the fans went crazy singing along to every word, and you could truly feel the energy in the room – the fans LOVED iDKHOW.” Remaining dates for this tour are as follows:
23 The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
24 Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, Reno, NV
25 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
27 The Glass House, Pomona, CA
28 191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
30 Alamo City Music Hall & Club, San Antonio, TX
1 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman – is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory. The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film “Back To The Future.” They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources. Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME is getting a second chance. For the first time.