The Internet
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts
Past members
  • Tay Walker
  • Jameel Bruner
  • The Internet is an American band from Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of Syd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, Christopher Smith, and Steve Lacy. They have released three studio albums and three extended plays since its formation in late 2011. The band's 2015 album Ego Death was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.



    Internet was formed in early 2011 by Odd Future members Syd and Matt Martians, along with touring members Patrick Paige, Christopher Smith, and Tay Walker. The band's name originally started out as a joke, inspired by Left Brain's answer to a reporter asking where he was from, to which he responded, "I hate when people ask me that, I'm going to start saying I'm from the Internet".[1] The idea amused Syd, and inspired the name for her side project that eventually became The Internet.

    Their debut album Purple Naked Ladies was released on December 20, 2011.[2][3] It was the first Odd Future album to be released through Odd Future Records. Two songs from the album, "Cocaine" and "Fastlane", had music videos to accompany their release. The Internet has a song included on the Odd Future album The OF Tape Vol. 2, called "Ya know".[4]

    The band released their second album Feel Good in September 2013, and received praise from fans and critics. The first single from the album, "Give It Time", was released through Odd Future's official SoundCloud. On June 10,[5] 2013, The band backed Mac Miller in London in promotion of his second album Watching Movies with the Sound Off.

    Their third album Ego Death was released by Odd Future & Columbia on June 30, 2015 to widespread acclaim. Matt Martians on NPR said about the album's title: "A lot of people that we know [are] just having their egos checked in many ways. Some people losing their jobs when, last year, they were at the top of the mountain; certain people's careers going in different directions that they didn't anticipate. And just kind of two words that you want people to think about these days, because we do have a lot of people who, on the Internet — whether it's Instagram, Twitter — it's a lot of egos that are really based on nothing backing it up."[6]

    Steve Lacy released his first full solo EP on February 24, 2017.

    In December, 2017 Steve Lacy told DJ Matt Wilkinson of Beats 1 that the follow-up to Ego Death was "95%" finished. He added: "I feel like this is on a higher echelon than Ego Death. I love Ego Death, that was a great record, but I know this one is a step up."[7].


    Studio albums[edit]

    List of studio albums, with year released
    Title Album details Peak chart positions
    US[8] US
    US Heat[10] AUS[11]
    Purple Naked Ladies 31
    Feel Good
    • Released: September 24, 2013
    • Label: Odd Future, Sony
    • Formats: CD, digital download
    Ego Death 89 9 45


    List of extended plays, with year released
    Title Album details
    Purple Naked Ladies: 4 Bonus Songs
    • Released: February 1, 2012[12]
    • Label: Odd Future
    • Formats: Digital download
    Black and Blue Point Two
    (with Raleigh Ritchie)
    • Released: April 14, 2014
    • Label: Columbia
    • Formats: Digital download
    Ego Death (Bonus Tracks)
    • Released: November 13, 2015
    • Label: Odd Future
    • Formats: Digital download


    Title Year Album
    "Love Song - 1" 2011 Purple Naked Ladies
    "They Say"
    "Fastlane" 2012
    "Partners In Crime Part Two" 2013 Feel Good
    "Special Affair" 2015 Ego Death

    Other appearances[edit]

    Title Year Lead artist Album Credit(s)
    "Navy" 2012 Kilo Kish Homeschool Production
    "They Say" Odd Future The OF Tape Vol. 2 Featured artist
    "Blue Jeans (Odd Future's The Internet Mix)" Lana Del Rey Blue Jeans Remixes Remix
    "You're the One (Odd Future's The Internet featuring Mike G Remix)" Charli XCX Heartbreaks and Earthquakes
    "Fitzpleasure (The Internet of Odd Future Remix)" Alt-J Summer
    "Watergun" Kilo Kish non-album single Production
    "Pull Me Down (The Internet Remix)" 2013 Mikky Ekko Time Remix
    "Karma (Internet Edition)" 2015 Tay Walker 25HAD


    Past members[edit]

    Awards and nominations[edit]

    Soul Train Awards

    Year Nominee/Work Award Result
    2015 Themselves Centric Certified Nominated

    Grammy Awards

    Year Nominee/Work Award Result
    2016[13] Ego Death Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominated


    1. ^ The New York Times Magazine (2016-03-10). "25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-18. 
    2. ^ "Ofwgkta". 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
    3. ^ Odd Future's The Internet release Cocaine EP, LP due in December at Pretty Much Amazing
    4. ^ {{citepoooooop web|url= |title=New The Internet T-Shirt Designs |publisher=Odd Future Talk |date=2012-01-18 |accessdate=2013-03-07}}
    5. ^ "Internet: Give It Time". Soundcloud. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
    6. ^ A Band Called The Internet Preaching Ego Death, NPR, August 16, 2015
    7. ^ Steve Lacy Talks New Internet Album, Singing Hooks With Syd, Pigeons And Planes, December 8, 2017
    8. ^ "The Internet - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
    9. ^ "The Internet - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
    10. ^ "The Internet - Chart History: Heatseeker Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
    11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (August 8, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Meghan Trainor 'Title' Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
    12. ^ "Ofwgkta". 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
    13. ^ "My First Grammy Nomination: The Internet". Retrieved 12 March 2017.