|Origin||Los Angeles, CA|
|Years active||2006 - 2017|
|Label(s)||Golden State Records
The Relationship's debut album was confirmed to be in development as early as 2006. According to Karl Koch, Luther Russell and Sean Lennon contributed to the album  as it existed at that time. The band released numerous song demos on the band's MySpace page in 2006, and later released re-worked versions of those demos in late 2008 and early 2009. The band opened for Weezer on three dates of the band's 2008 Troublemaker Tour in California. In November of 2009, Bell hinted to AllThingsWeezer boardie runnersdialzero in a personal correspondence that he would be releasing the album before Christmas "for the fans". Finally, on November 17th, 2010, the artwork and November 30th release date for the band's eponymous debut album was posted on the band's Facebook page. The Relationship's sound is heavily influenced by '60s and early '70s pop rock and has been compared by fans to Lou Reed and early Beatles music.
The band released their second studio album, Clara Obscura, in 2017. In an interview with Bell for the Spanish magazine Rockzone in 2019, Bell confirmed that the band is now over, and that he is more content focusing his efforts on Weezer.
On August 19, 2020, Bell posted a clip of a version of the song "Mother Night" to his private Instagram account along with the announcement of a new album with the description "Original 2006 lost RELATIONSHIP record found! Coming soon!".
- The Relationship at Myspace