We the Kings is an American powerpop band formed in 2005 from Bradenton, Florida, currently signed to record label S-Curve Records. The group released their self-titled full-length debut album in 2007, which peaked at No. 151 on the Billboard 200. Their second full-length album, Smile Kid, was released in December 2009, and the band has since completed a variety of tours. The band released a new album on July 5, 2011 entitled Sunshine State of Mind, achieving minor commercial success. They have toured extensively, playing in music festivals as well as supporting other acts. We the Kings also host their own miniature series of webisodes, entitled "The King's Carriage", detailing life on their tour bus.
We the Kings started as the band "Broken Image" (IVY, Friendship Is A Touchy Subject), changed to "De Soto" (Between The Ink and Pen) and in 2005 was named "We The Kings". The members have been friends since childhood, and their band name is derived from the middle school (King Middle) where they all started playing music.