I still feel as surprised about that as the day it happened. It appears the other band members have moved on too. The Donnas' Brett Anderson performs in 2009 (photo: John Shearer WireImag) "We're girls! " The Donnas were an American rock band formed in Palo Alto, California, United States, in 1993. "I Don't Want to Know" was also used as the theme song for the first season of The-N's hit series, "South of Nowhere". The Donnas’ greatest song, “Get Rid Of That Girl” was released two decades ago, and it’s still charming as ever in its ramshackle garage-pop way. The Donnas were an American rock band formed in Palo Alto, California, United States, in 1993. Since Torry left the band she went to Stanford University, graduated, and has since married. ANDERSON: Yeah, and it’s probably the one that’s…most like the Donnas, in a way. The Donnas' Brett Anderson performs in 2009 (photo: John Shearer WireImag). The Donnas were reportedly working on their 8th album in 2012 but it’s yet to be released. In an interview from 2017, the band's lead vocalist, Brett Anderson, discusses "the end of the band"  and turning down offers to "reunite," implicitly confirming the band is no more. “TOO BAD ABOUT YOUR GIRL”. "Fall Behind Me" was also used in a national television commercial advertising the Nissan Xterra while Take It Off was used in a Budweiser commercial. "You can join in!". Right now, I’m surrounded by 18 and 19-year-olds all the time, and some are familiar with the band and some aren’t. The bands that we loved and were emulating, their lyrics tended to be about objectifying. Welcome to the latest installment of “Tracking Down,” a new Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute. She wore a BLM mask to work at Whataburger. 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And then social media and that component started becoming really central to being successful, so you have to constantly provide content…I don’t want to speak for the other people in my band but I think none of us want to put our whole lives out there, I think we all value privacy. You didn't have to choose one side! 5/2/2014 Nous voudrions effectuer une description ici mais le site que vous consultez ne nous en laisse pas la possibilité. After a complaint, she was fired. 4 en parlent. About Our Ads Music really is the score for your life. “I saw you guys play and I never felt that was something I could do.”. I don’t feel like we were really misunderstood, but I guess I’m not sure if people were aware of how much we cared about the songwriting. So what are your options? Hopefully one day, that lost 2012 album gets finished and released for a reunion tour! They also toured the U.S. and Canada with The Hives. And then Napster happened, and in a way it was really cool because it evened the playing field so that other people could get exposure, and you didn’t need, like, a record label to get your song on the radio. After the interview is over, Ford tells him, "I once called up to request a Don Henley song and you guys made fun of me." While in Australia they performed "Take It Off" live on national prime-time show "Rove Live" with Rove McManus. In November 2016 Cherry Red Records re-released the band's fifth album, Spend the Night, to include six bonus tracks which consist of B-sides and songs from previous albums. It’s been 10 years since the last Donnas album, the Jett-black Aquanet tribute Bitchin’, and Stereogum caught up with singer Brett Anderson (aka Donna A.) It was like, yup, that's right! STEREOGUM: Re-listening to all the records within the last few days, I could see the amount of guitar soloing goes up over time. So now the fact it’s like history is surreal. [For example, Anderson provided music for Fitbit’s “It’s All Fit” clip. STEREOGUM: Did you ever struggle with trying to bring in musical ideas that didn’t fit the image the Donnas had been cultivating? And then all those people left and a whole new group of people came in and we’re like, “Who are you guys?” And they’re like “Who are you?”. ANDERSON: Not particularly; for me, I’m just struggling to keep up with the minimum I have to do in this one thing I’m doing, so I can’t even imagine trying to keep up with something else. Their 2002 major label debut, "Spend the Night," netted the hit "Take It Off" and confirmed their status as the teen-movie house band.