Cobra Starship was an American pop band created by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in 2003 in New York City. Other members are guitarist Ryland Blackinton, bassist Alex Suarez, drummer Nate Novarro, and keytarist Victoria Asher, all of whom provide backing vocals. The group released their debut album, While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets in 2006, which they followed with ¡Viva la Cobra! in 2007. They then released Hot Mess in 2009.