The Pierces' parents were self-described "hippies" that traveled across the country, playing music and painting. The girls grew up singing and dancing, and performed at parties as children.
Their first album deal was negotiated after a friend at Auburn sent a cassette tape of them performing to a label in Nashville. Their self-titled debut, crossing over from folk to adult alternative, was released in 2000 without making much of a splash. They followed up in 2005 with a second album, Light of the Moon, which was produced by Brian Sperber and released through Universal Music.
The Pierces adopted a more eclectic array of instruments and a slightly darker style for their third album, Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge, which was produced by Roger Greenawalt and included the single "Boring". The album was well-received by critics and earned the duo two on-screen appearances in the CW series "Gossip Girl" in 2007.
Their song, "Secret," was also used by Showtime in a promo for "Dexter," by the Dutch network NET 5 for two show promos, and over the end credits of the 2009 film "ExTerminators". In 2010 it was used as the main theme for the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars".
The duo's fourth album, You & I was released in the UK in 2011 and supported by a British tour punctuated with a performance at the Glastonbury Festival that June. They then opened selected dates for Coldplay on their North American Tour in the Spring of 2012.
September 2014 saw the release of The Pierces' fifth album, Creation. The single "Believe in Me" peaked at #66 on the UK Top 100. In August 2015 the duo announced they would pursue solo projects. In 2020 they re-united to re-record "Secret' and film an all-acoustic concert for streaming.
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