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An indie rock group that come from Chicago, Illinois, Company of Thieves is made up of Genevieve Schatz, the band's vocalist, Marc Walloch, a guitarist, and Chris Faller, who also plays bass for the Hush Sound. Schatz is originally from Los Angeles and she also pursues a solo singing career, as well as touring and recording with Company of Thieves. She and Walloch put the band together before recruiting Bob Buckstaff to complete their sound. He was later replaced by Faller.
The group was a regular on the indie music scene in North America from 2007 to 2014, when it appeared they had broken up. Although the members of Company of Thieves publicly announced that they had no plans to work together on recording or live work again, there was a reunion in 2017, which was announced in May of that year. The band continues to tour, with session musicians playing drums and keyboards.
Company of Thieves' career milestones
Company of Thieves first started to gain a wider appeal when one of their songs was featured on iTunes. The track was called “Oscar Wilde” and it was taken from their first studio album, Ordinary Riches, of 2009. Nevertheless, the band had been making music for some time before this breakthrough moment. In fact, Ordinary Riches had been self-released in 2007, only for it to be picked up by Wind-Up Records, based in New York City, and subsequently re-released with more publicity. Thanks to the online success of “Oscar Wilde” and another popular single taken from the work, called “Pressure”, the album got to number five in the US Heatseekers chart. It peaked at number 162 in the main album charts – not bad for a self-funded debut from an indie rock group.
In 2009, Company of Thieves picked up more fans, thanks to an appearance on Live From Daryl's House, a monthly streamed show from the home of Daryl Hall. They played a number of self-penned tracks as well as some Hall & Oates songs. Later that year, “Oscar Wilde” was used in an advertising campaign and appeared during an episode of the TV show “Gossip Girl”, and the band continued to gather momentum.
It was in May 2011 that Company of Thieves' long-awaited second LP came out. With all of the songs written by Schatz and Walloch, it again appeared on the Wind-Up label. Tracks such as “Nothing's In the Flowers” and “Queen of Hearts” were notable for their production values. In 2017, the band put out a new single called “Treasure”, which was the title track from what would be their third studio album.
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