Gabe Saporta was in the desert, contemplating his existence, when a cobra bit him on the neck. You're thinking: Yeah right. If a cobra bit his neck he'd be dead. But that's what happened. That moment, in the desert, while Gabe was clutching his neck in pain, hallucinating that the snake was schooling him on the dancefloor, was the inception of Cobra Starship. Not exactly the most conventional way to form a band.
Since that moment in the desert in 2005 a lot has happened. Gabe collaborated with William Beckett (The Academy Is), Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), and Maja Ivarsson (The Sounds) to pen the first Cobra Starship song, "Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)," which came out on the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack in August 2006. A lot of people liked that song and Gabe realized that writing catchy songs is a good way to get to hang out with Samuel l. Jackson. He figured if he wrote a whole record full of songs like that maybe he and Sam could get BFF necklaces and have slumber parties.