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Better luck next time (band)

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Better Luck Next Time (often shortened to BLNT) is a 4 piece American pop punk band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They have released four albums and one split EP since forming in 2004. Their fourth album, We'll Take it From Here, was released on October 16, 2013.

Better Luck Next Time was formed in the spring of 2004 by original members Brian Bortoli, Matt Fuzzo, Chris Lucas, and Leston Derrick. The band came to be when Brian was added to the line-up of Snapout (the current project of Matt, Chris, Leston, and John). The addition of Brian brought forth a change in musical style, thus the name Snapout was dropped and changed to Better Luck Next Time. The name Better Luck Next Time originated from Brian's ongoing attempts to further his musical career. The band decided to keep Better Luck Next Time a 4 piece and continued on without John. Both Leston and Brian were original lead singers, with both members switching off lead roles and often singing duets. Months after their formation, the band recorded their first demo CD in their practice studio after turning it into a fully functional recording studio. The demo featured four songs, all of which would later be re-recorded on the album Third Time's A Charm.

The band decided to put together an album of all their material to that point, which ultimately became their debut album Third Time's A Charm. The title was intended to go hand-in-hand with the name of the band, Better Luck Next Time. Before recording started, they parted ways with Leston. Brian took over the role as sole lead vocalist going forward. The band held auditions to find a replacement lead guitarist, which led them to Danny Cassese. Just like their demo CD, Third Time's A Charm was recorded, engineered, and produced entirely by themselves. Following the recording, Danny decided to leave the band. In an attempt to fill the lead guitarist position, the band reached out to former Snapout guitarist, John.

Third Time's A Charm was self-released by the band in December 2005. It was sold at shows and through their website. Soon after the album was released, they decided to add a keyboard player to the band to give it a more dynamic sound. After only 1 audition, 5th member Joseph John was added to the line-up. Third Time's A Charm caught the attention of InYa Face Records in Tokyo, Japan, who signed the band and released it as a self-titled album in 2006. In October 2006, the band toured Japan for the first time, headlining @UNITED Vol. 2 – Tokyo's Melodic Attack in Shibuya at Club Quattro. The album hit Japanese Billboard at No. 19 on the Top 50 Charts, and was later declared the best selling foreign punk/emo record of 2006 in Japan. In September 2006, Better Luck Next Time was chosen as 1 of 10 local bands out of 2,500 in Southern California given the chance to play KROQ-FM's Inland Invasion, in which they placed 2nd.[1] The winner was determined by the number of votes submitted by the station listeners. The song submitted for the contest was "T.G.I. Goodbye," in which a music video was also made.

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