The group was founded in 2002 by Jennifer de la Osa (lead vocals, guitar), Henry Beguiristain (lead vocals, guitar), and Roy Fontaine (bass, backing vocals). Fill-in drummers were used until Ross Lohr (drums) joined the group in 2003. Since then they have toured the Northeast United States extensively.
A six-song EP was released in 2004 (The Sooner It Comes), but the group made their first real mark after releasing their debut full-length album Leave Your Light On to positive press and national airplay on college radio. Leave Your Light On was self-released through Lemon Merchant Records, a record label founded by Aloud with Leave Your Light On producer Hugh Wyman.
As of 2007 the band has been managed by annie*rock, a promotion/booking/production company based in New York.
Aloud recorded their second album Fan The Fury in New York City with producer Chuck Brody. Fan The Fury was released on March 25, 2008. A national tour to support the album followed. A film titled Hard Up In The 2000s, a documentary of the Spring leg of the tour, was released on September 12, 2008.
|2008||Fan The Fury||Lemon Merchant|
|2006||Leave Your Light On||Lemon Merchant|
|2004||The Sooner It Comes (EP)||no label|
The main argument was in first use dates. Bodin and Louis listed September 23, 2003 as the date of first use. Aloud argued their first use in commerce of the name “Aloud” had been used prior (May, 2002). According to the USPTO site, their trademark application has been held up since May 18, 2005.
As of July 16, 2008, the application is still listed as LIVE. However, Bodin and Louis broke the group up in 2005, making the point moot and clearing the way for the American 'Aloud' to use the name without any foreseeable hindrance.
Cyrille Bodin is currently in a new band named Amen Birdmen