They currently have one album out, entitled "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out" which is split down the middle(this split marked by track 8, "Intermission") with the first containing very electronica-influenced futuristic sounding songs, and the second containing songs that sound older by means of use of vaudeville piano and accordion
The current line-up of Panic(as they are often abbreviated to) consists of:
Brendon Urie-Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Accordian, and organ
Ryan Ross-Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Accordian, Organ
Spencer Smith-Drums and Percussion
The lyrics are written by guitarist Ryan Ross and are often more reminiscent of prose than traditional lyics or poetry, and contain many allusions to various facets of pop culture, in particular the writings of Portland satirical author Chuck Palahniuk. These allusions include:
-The second track of their album is called "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage" which is a line taken from Palahniuk's novel "Survivor"
-The sixth track on the album, entitled "Time To Dance", is said to be one big reference to Palahniuk's "Invisible Monsters"
-The song "London Beckoned Songs about Money Written By Machines" contains lyrics that start with "Just For the record, the weather today is...", this is verbiage very often used by the narrator of Palahniuk's novel "Diary"
Currently(2006-07) they've developed a large following, due in large part to the success of their single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies". This following is primarily composed of adolescents in the age brackets of 14-17, often the type of people which have widely been given the somewhat-derogatory nickname of "scene" or "emo". And as with most bands associated with, through their own doing or not, "Emo" or "Scene", the band experiences very much criticism and hatred, even if for the fact that these self-proclaimed critics really dislike them for the mere sake of rebellion.
Home Base P!ATD fan: uh.. you mean ryan? the guitarist..of panic at the disco? pete is the bassist of fall out boy. they look nothing alike. ..
New Fan: oh yeah him... oh... YAY!
Also, I don't get why everyone cares that Panic! at the Disco blew up like this. Just because they're played on MTV and the radio doesn't mean they suck balls now. So when you heard them on purevolume and myspace, they were good, but now that you hear the same exact songs on the radio, they suck and you hate them? Please. Get lives; there are bigger things to worry about then your favorite band blowing up so big.
Normal, has common sense person: Get a Life. Honestly.
After the hatred between Pete Wentz and Brandon Flowers (the Killers), Panic! released the song "London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines" with the lyrics:
<i>"Stop stalling, make a name for yourself.
Boy you better put your pen to paper, charm your way out.
If you talk you better walk you better back your shit up,
with more than good hooks while you're all under the gun.
Start talking "a sensationalist",
Only slightly clever to just a certain extent.
If you talk, you better walk, you better keep your mouth shut
With more than good hooks while you're all under the gun."</i>
Taking a stab at Brandon for being unoriginal, after the release of the Killers' song "Under The Gun", which was released only in the United Kingdom.
Which is incredibly ironic, because had it not been for Pete Wentz, the Panic! would be nowhere. And considering the fact that they're basically a creation from Pete's own pen, the pure hypocrisy of this statement is nauseating.
All of the new Panic! fans are dillusional, and believe they've been fans from the beginning.
Everyone forces themselves to like them because of the catchy name and because of the fact that they most likely adore Fall Out Boy.
Alternatively, it also applies to when a person has-
a) a panic attack at a disco
b) a drug-induced psychosis, resulting in panic, at a disco.
-What a tool. He took some speed and in the end had a panic at the disco.
Scene girl: "I LOVE Panic!"
Me: "Name two songs that haven't been released as singles."
Scene girl: "Uhhh..."
Me: "Thought so."
People from TV: "This new band, Panic! At The Disco... blah blah blah."
Me: "They aren't new to us real fans. Of course, though, they're new to you kids who never listen to anything BUT the singles."
*Quote from Myspace*
Scene kid: "Sarah! At The Disco"
Me: Don't be so fucking stupid.
REAL fans like A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, the band's first album, for such songs as, But It's Better if You Do, Lying is the Most Fun a Girl can have Without Taking her Clothes Off, Build God Then We'll Talk, and Camisado. These songs helped make up a great album.
The second album released by the band is Pretty. Odd. This is when the band changed their name from Panic! At the Disco, to Panic at the Disco, because they said they did not want to over-load their public with punctuation. This album is characterized by such songs as, Nine in the Afternoon, That Green Gentleman, Pas De Cheval, and I have Friends in Holy Spaces. This album is the latest one, though the real fans wait on bated breath for the next one.
Kid 2: What have you been living under a rock man!?!?!? It's the best band ever, Panic at the Disco!