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Stars In Stereo is an American rock band based out of Los Angeles. Formed in 2011, the band consists of vocalist Becca Hollcraft, guitarist Jordan McGraw, bassist Ryan “Frogs” McCormack, and drummer Drew Langan. The group released their self-titled album "Stars In Stereo" on April 9, 2013 through their own indie record label Hundred Handed Inc. The name is often abbreviated as “SinS”, with their fans dubbed as “SinnerS”.
The band came together after McGraw, McCormack, Langan, and former member Justin Siegel’s previous band City (Comma) State broke up. In early 2011 they met and auditioned Hollcraft, who had previously had a career as a pop-punk solo artist in Japan under the name Becca-chan. Having completed the line-up, the band immediately began writing songs and recording demos.
Of the origin of the name, Langan had the following to say:
- “While we all live in Los Angeles now, we all come from different parts of the country. We realized that if you connect the geographical dots, the shape made resembles a star. The name Stars In Stereo was suggested and it immediately felt right.”
Stars In Stereo spent most of 2012 on the road, touring in support of bands such as The Used, Foxy Shazam, Hoobastank, and Blue October. The band released the song “The Broken” as a single in August 2012, as well as a music video for the track.
Towards the end of that same year, they entered the studio with producer Mike Green to begin recording their first full-length album. To hold fans over until the release, the band recorded two reinterpreted cover songs available as free downloads; Nine Inch Nails “Closer”  and Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. They also filmed a music video featuring an acoustic arrangement of “The Broken”. Released April 9, 2013, their self-titled debut contains 10 tracks, including “Queen Of Catastrophe” produced by Howard Benson.
In June 2013 Siegel left SinS to pursue other interests. Frogs switched to bass, and the band has since continued as a quartet.
As of November 2013, the band’s video for “Every Last Thing” has been viewed over one million times.
Musical style and influencesEdit
Template:Unreferenced section Stars In Stereo is best described as hard rock with pop songwriting sensibility. While primarily a guitar/drums driven band, they also incorporate generous amounts of electronic programming, beats and synth soundscapes in almost every song. In interviews the band often cites bands such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Angels And Airwaves, and Muse as their biggest influences. The band is also known for their high-energy shows, with the various members jumping and thrashing about on stage, tossing their instruments, and mid-set crowd surfing.
- Becca Hollcraft - Vocals (2012–present)
- Jordan McGraw - Lead Guitar (2011–present)
- Frogs McCormack - Bass (2013–present), Rhythm Guitar (2011-2013)
- Drew Langan - Drums (2011–present)
- ↑ Reid, Sean (2009-08-20). Interview: Justin Siegel (City (Comma) State & Stars In Stereo). Alter The Press!. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
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- ↑ The Used Announce Spring Headlining Tour & In Store Appearances/Performances | Theprp.com – Metal, Hardcore And Rock News, Reviews And More. Theprp.com. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
- ↑ Opening for Blue October's The Quiet Mind Tour. 78triple6. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
- ↑ Revolver Magazine. Exclusive: Stars in Stereo Premiere Cover of Nine Inch Nails’ Song “Closer” - Heavy Metal News | Music Videos |Golden Gods Awards. revolvermag.com. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
- Please enter your name. (2012-12-21). Stars in Stereo, ‘Dream On’: Young California Rockers Take on Aerosmith Classic (SONG PREMIERE). Noisecreep.com. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
- ↑ Video Premiere: Stars in Stereo, "The Broken" Acoustic Video @ARTISTdirect. Artistdirect.com. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
- Please enter your name.. Flyleaf, Drowning Pool + Stars in Stereo – 2013 Must-See Rock Concerts. Loudwire.com. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
- ↑ 1.13 THIS JUST IN!! TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 5th ANNUAL HARDDRIVE LIVE TOUR | The Pulse Magazine. Thepulsemag.com. Retrieved on March 8, 2014.
- ↑ Stars in Stereo Aim for the Rafters in ‘Every Last Thing’ (LYRIC VIDEO PREMIERE). Noisecreep.com. Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
- ↑ Stars In Stereo Bio | Stars In Stereo Career. MTV. Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
- ↑ Melodic Net - Stars In Stereo Release New Lyric Video. Melodic.net (2013-03-15). Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
- ↑ A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "Secrets" and Seeing Stars in Stars in Stereo; Mona Tops This Week's "Delve Into Twelve" | Jon Chattman. Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
- ↑ CD Review: Stars In Stereo - "Stars In Stereo". Starpulse.com (2013-06-02). Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
- ↑ Weiss, Brian. Review: Foxy Shazam with Cadaver Dogs and Stars In Stereo | Live Music Reviews | NUVO News | Indianapolis, IN. Nuvo.net. Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
- ↑ Joshua Boydston. Oklahoma Gazette Music: Stars in Stereo. Okgazette.com. Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
- ↑ Stars in Stereo | Biography. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2014-03-14.