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Cobra Starship Biography


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Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 2005-present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Synthpop, Pop Punk, New Wave


Cobra Starship is an American Pop punk/synthpop band created by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in 2005 in New York City, New York. Other members are guitarist Ryland Blackinton, bassist Alex Suarez, drummer Nate Novarro, and keytarist Victoria Asher, all of whom provide backing vocals.

The group released their debut album, “While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets” in October 2006. It featured the single "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It) ," of which was featured during the closing credits of the film “Snakes on a Plane” that same year.

Cobra Starship released their second album, “¡Viva La Cobra!,” in October 2007. It was produced by Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, who was also credited with providing backup vocals.

Following the success of Katy Perry's single "I Kissed a Girl", Cobra Starship recorded their own cover version, "I Kissed a Boy," in summer 2008. The song was released in August 2008, on Fall Out Boy's Citizens For Our Betterment mixtape “Welcome To The New Administration.” Cobra Starship is one of 9 artists who participated in thetruth.com’s Remix Project, where they remixed the Sunny Side song "Magical Amount."

“Hot Mess” was released in August 2009 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The first single from the album, "Good Girls Go Bad," features actress Leighton Meester and was released in May 2009. The song peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and at #2 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. The song was produced by Kevin Rudolf and co-written by Rudolf and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.