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Wheat's debut album, Medeiros, released in 1997 on Sugar Free Records, was recorded by Dave Auchenbach and mixed by Red Red Meat's Brian Deck. They followed that with their second Sugar Free album, 1999's Hope and Adams, which was produced by Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, New York, and included the song "Don't I Hold You." Don't I Hold You also reached number 50 of the UK's legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel Festive Fifty chart of 1999.
In 2002 they signed with Aware Records, which had a distribution deal with Columbia. Wheat's third album, Per Second, Per Second, Per Second ... Every Second, was released in 2003. The track "Some Days" was included in the film Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! and on its soundtrack album. "I Met a Girl" appeared in A Cinderella Story, and the 2003 version of "Don't I Hold You" was featured in Elizabethtown.
They promoted Per Second in '03 and '04 by touring with Liz Phair, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Blake Babies, and performing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly. After this torred pace Wheat decided to take a break.
Later that year, Wheat finished writing and recording their fourth album, Everyday I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square, with Rick Lescault at Electric Ali Studios in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Preceded by the EP That's Exactly What I Wanted ... Exactly That in early '07, the album was released by Empyrean Records in May.
In early 2009 Wheat announced on their website that Medeiros and Hope and Adams would be reissued in March by the Rebel Group label as part of a three-CD deluxe package that included a bonus disc of outtakes and rarities entitled 30 Minute Theatrik (Scanning the Garden). The band then completed their fifth studio album, White Ink, Black Ink, which the Rebel Group released that July.
Wheat notified their fans in September 2011 that it would be releasing three singles in the coming months in advance of a new full-length. The Used 2 Be in Love Blues, featuring the title track and "House of Kiss," was first up, followed three months later by Gettin' Ready To, which includes the B-side "Feel Good Co." In April 2012 P Is for Pressure (B-side: "We Won't Be Satisfied") completed the set. All three of these singles feature hand-screened artwork by Luke Hebert, who became a member of Wheat around 2008, while the singles' download-only editions contain bonus tracks and videos.
In June 2013 the band released another new song, "Black Days Away," as a free download on their website, and announced that their sixth LP was officially under way. Before working on their sixth record Wheat offered their fans a seven song EP titled, Wishing Good Things for the World.
Wheat are now hard at work completing their sixth full length album which will be titled, Blazed.