The quirky pop/rock quartet Alamo Race Track hail from Amsterdam, where bandmates David Corel (bass, vocals), Guy Bours (drums), Len Lucieer (guitar), and Ralph Mulder (vocals, guitar) initially performed as Redivider. The increased loss of keyboardist Diederik Nomden efficiently split up Redivider in 2001, and the rest of the members consequently regrouped under their fresh moniker (generally abbreviated as Artwork). Impressed using the band’s live display, Excelsior Recordings authorized Alamo Race Monitor in 2002. Debut recording Birds in the home was released the next 12 months, while a licensing cope with the Western label Fargo Information led to the album’s distribution to France in 2005. Alamo Competition Monitor experienced their biggest break in 2006, whenever a exciting dressing-room efficiency of their then-current one, “Black Kitty John Dark brown,” wound its apart onto YouTube. Within weeks, almost 200,000 people got seen the clip, hence sparking a influx of Dutch mass media exposure that transported to the band’s sophomore discharge. Writing the same name as its strike single, Black Kitty John Brown premiered in Oct 2006 and quickly became a fixture in the Netherlands’ substitute music charts. Wide-spread touring implemented, including a stint using the Arctic Monkeys and an appearance at 2007’s SXSW celebration. When “Dark Cat John Dark brown” was selected for addition in it series Grey’s Anatomy (whose viewership totaled 19 million Us citizens in 2006), American label Minty Refreshing took see and released the record stateside in July 2007. Unicorn Adores Deer made an appearance in 2011.