An early helpful development for Cobra Starship was when Midtown's management company set Saporta up with an opportunity to record a song for the soundtrack to the 2006 action film Snakes on a Plane, which became a minor hit.
Cobra Starship‘s Gabe Saporta and rapper Sabi get close in a photo booth in their new video for “You Make Me Feel…” The video features snapshots of a bearded Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda – both are old family friends of Cobra keytarist Victoria Asher.
Other bandmates include Ryland Blackinton, Nate Novarro, and Alex Suarez.
In response to this renewed interest, Midtown reunited for a secret show in Brooklyn and to headline the Skate & Surf Festival in Asbury Park, NJ in 2014.
After Midtown, Gabe Saporta wanted to start a project that was more light-hearted and whose music could incorporate diverse electronic influences.
Cobra’s eclectic sound allowed them to tour with acts as diverse as 30 Seconds to Mars, Fall Out Boy and Travie Mc Coy.
They also performed with many electronic acts such as Girl Talk and Kaskade.The group released one EP and three LP albums: The Sacrifice of Life, Save the World, Lose the Girl, Living Well is the Best Revenge and Forget What You Know, respectively.Midtown encountered legal troubles with its first label after releasing its second album.Saporta has explained that now he wants to work behind the scenes and help younger artists see their dreams come true.When he was 16 years old, Saporta “joined his first band-- the appropriately titled Humble Beginnings” as a bass player. The track serves as the band’s lead single taken from their upcoming fifth studio album, which is scheduled to be released later this year. I actually am really overwhelmed by the positive response,” frontman Gabe Saporta wrote on his Twitter account.