Third Eye Blind is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1993. The songwriting duo of Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan signed the band’s first major label recording contract with Elektra Records in 1996, which was later reported as the largest publishing deal ever for an unsigned artist. The band released their self-titled album, Third Eye Blind, in 1997, with the band largely consisting of Jenkins (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Cadogan (lead guitar), Arion Salazar (bass guitar), and Brad Hargreaves (drums). Shortly after the release of the band’s second album in 1999, Blue, with the same line-up, Cadogan was released from the band under controversial circumstances.
The band continued to focus on touring through 2011, although the band did release one studio recording in November, the track “If There Ever Was a Time,” in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, for free download. In late 2012, Jenkins announced that the fifth studio album would be the band’s final record. Jenkins reported on plans for releasing the album in 2014, though these plans fell through, and it wasn’t until May 2015, that it was revealed that that the album would be titled Dopamine, and released on June 16, 2015. The first single was “Everything is Easy”. The album’s second single was “Get Me Out of Here”.
Third Eye Blind is on the line-up for WAYHOME festival north of Toronto, summer 2016.