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Oleander is tagged as: rock, alternative rock, post-grunge, alternative, grunge

Oleander is a post-grunge band from Sacramento, California. Its name is derived from the poisonous wildflower oleander.
Oleander was formed by Fred Nelson Jr. (drums), Doug Eldridge (bass guitar), Ric Ivanisevich (guitar) and Thomas Flowers (vocals, guitar) in the mid-90s. Their debut was Oleander, an EP released on Fine Records in 1996, which they followed with the full-length album Shrinking the Blob in 1997. The song “Down When I’m Loaded” became a regional hit, and Oleander signed with Universal Records.
During this time, Nelson left the band and was replaced with Scott Devours. Their major label debut was 1999’s February Son which featured the hit singles “Why I’m Here” and “I Walk Alone.” After supporting the album with a tour, they released Unwind in 2001. The song “Champion” became a hit, and a symbol of the sacrifice of firefighters during the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.
Some time later, the band parted ways with Universal Records and moved to Sanctuary, where they released Joyride in 2003.
In November, 2003, drummer Scott Devours issued a statement announcing he was leaving the band to join Ima Robot. The decision was amicable.
The band is on an unofficial hiatus. No statement h...
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Top 10 Oleander Songs
Why I'm Here
I Walk Alone
Hands Off The Wheel
Runaway Train
Boys Don't Cry
Are You There?
Down When I'm Loaded
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Top 10 Oleander Albums
February Son
Shrinking the Blob
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Runaway Train
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