Dr. Pants are the purveyors of a style known as Nerd Power Groove Rock – Weezer and Beck made a baby with Phish, and that baby is Dr. Pants.
Dr. Pants is the brainchild of guitarist/vocalist/composer David Broyles. With a songwriting style that borrowed initially from the Beatles, R.E.M. and They Might Be Giants, David’s first musical ventures took shape in OKC in the early 90’s, when he started releasing self-produced cassettes and playing acoustic shows in local coffeehouses. After moving to Santa Fe, NM for college in 1993, David established himself in the Santa Fe coffeehouse scene. After releasing three more self-produced cassettes in college, and returning to OKC in the fall of 1999, David became much more focused on working with a band and thus, Dr. Pants was born.
Feezle Day, the debut Dr. Pants CD, was unleashed in 2000. Towards the end of 2001, David put Dr. Pants on hiatus, since all the other original members had departed, but resurrected it in 2004. Recording of the album Gardening in a Tornado commenced immediately, as well as a return to the stage with new members Kenneth Murray (guitar), Aaron Vasquez (bass) and Dustin Ragland (drums). Containing 13 songs that (mostly) found Broyles returning to his songwriting roots, the album was finally released in 2006. At the end of 2007, the album was named one of Music Connection’s top 25 “demo” recordings of the year. Numerous tracks from the album were also licensed by MTV and featured during broadcasts of “Next”, “Sex…With Mom & Dad” and “Jersey Shore.” The song “Donuts” was also heard on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
In 2008, Dr. Pants released The Cusack-Loggins EP. Two years later, the band became one of the first acts to have their music video shot entirely on the iPhone 4. Directed by Kyle Roberts, the resulting clip for “Sarsaparilla Girl” has garnered over 63,000 views on YouTube.
Beginning in 2011, the band began releasing The Trip; a double album that they are releasing as four separate EPs. In other words, Dr. Pants gave the world a double album, one side at a time.
In December 2013, Dr. Pants went on hiatus.
|David Broyles – vocals, guitar (2000-present)
Kenneth Murray – bass (2004-present)
Devin Donaldson – guitar (2011-present)
Josh Daffron – drums (2012-present)
|Dustin Ragland – drums (2004-2012)
Aaron Vasquez – bass (2004-2011)