THROWBACK: What Happened To Phantom Planet?

For those of us who watched The OC, we remember Phantom Planet’s famous “California” hit. But what has become of the band since 2003? Well, the American alternative rock band came together originally in 1994 in Los Angeles, California. They produced a total of three debut albums with Geffen Records, Epic Records, and Fueled By Ramen. The band consisted of Alex Greenwald (vocals, rhythm guitar), Darren Robinson (lead guitar), Sam Farrar (bassist), and Jeff Conrad (drums). In 2004 the band transitioned their genre from indie pop to a garage rock with their self-titled second album. In 2007 their contract with Epic Records expired and the band was then signed to Fueled By Ramen, the record label of bands like Panic! At The Disco and Fall Out Boy. Their third and final album known as Raise The Dead was to be released in April of 2008 and the band had announced that their last live performance as a band, was that of December of 2008.  They announced in a blog that they were done with performing and making records indefinitely as a group. Yet they reunited and announced in 2011 a reunion tour that was to begin in 2012. Today, Greenwald is a part of indie pop band JJAMZ and is also helping Robsinson with his side music project known as Twin Terrors. Farrar is currently touring with Maroon 5, and Conrad is not currently part of any side music project at this time.