Blue October is a post grunge rock band originally from Houston, Texas. The band was formed in 1996 and currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, keyboards, and vocals), C.B. Hudson (guitar), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar). In 1998, Blue October independently released their debut album, “The Answers.” The band's catchy modern alternative rock led to 5,000 copies sold in their native Houston alone. Two years later, Blue October made their major-label debut on Universal with “Consent to Treatment.” In 2003, they released their third album, “History for Sale,” with Brando Records after they left Universal. Their first single, "Calling You," was a moderate hit in and around the suburbs of Dallas thanks to its inclusion on the American Wedding soundtrack. Such momentum impressed Universal, thus encouraging Blue October to re-sign with the label once more. The live CD/DVD package “Argue with a Tree” was released in February 2005, following 18 months of touring. Noveskey briefly left the band, but returned in time to record Blue October's first studio album in three years, “Foiled,” which was issued in April 2006 which produced their best known single "Hate Me."