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STARS IN STEREO Release Groundbreaking NSFW Video For ‘Leave Your Mark’

STARS IN STEREO Release Groundbreaking NSFW Video For ‘Leave Your Mark’

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Leave Your Mark, the current release from L.A’s Stars In Stereo serves as the attention grabbing followup to their 2013 self titled debut. In anticipation of upcoming tour dates, the band has released the NSFW uncensored version of the music video for their title track. Deemed too graphic for Vevo and even Suicide Girls, the NSFW version of “Leave Your Mark” is now in the clutches of rock authority Revolver Magazine. Watch it now at http://smarturl.it/SinSLYM

Featuring the sounds of Bec Hollcraft (vocals), Jordan McGraw (guitar), Frogs McCormack (bass) and Drew Langan (drums); Stars In Stereo will kick off 2015 with a massive North American tour alongside the legendary hard rock band Bush and Theory of A Deadman. See all dates below.

Fresh off their Fall run with You Me At Six, Stars In Stereo will leave their mark across the country once more before Winter’s end & throughout the New Year. Kicking things off November 21 in Indianapolis, they will join Alien Ant Farm on the remainder of the ANTarchy tour. Stars In Stereo have also teamed up with COLDCOCK Whiskey and will be guest bartenders at select locations along the tour.

“We are looking forward to this upcoming tour with Alien Ant Farm! We will be playing in some of our favorite places, places we have never been to before and some we haven’t been to in way too long. We love the chance to make new fans and make new friends and Alien Ant Farm’s dedicated followers are the perfect group of misfits to do it with!” states SinS front woman Bec.

Having already cut their teeth on tour with the likes of Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, You Me At Six and more, Stars In Stereo have quickly become a must watch on the road. The rocking quartet ferociously combine elements of anthemic rock, grit forward punk, sultry melodies and electric energy into an unstoppable live show. Check the complete list below for a tour date near you and don’t forget to take a peek at “Leave Your Mark” #uncensored at http://smarturl.it/SinSLYM.

NOVEMBER (w/ Alien Ant Farm)

21 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theatre

22 Lansing, MI – The Loft @ Harem Urban Lounge

25 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times

26 Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s Saloon

28 Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar

29 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina

30 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall

DECEMBER (w/ Alien Ant Farm)

02 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon

04 Sauget, IL – Pop’s

05 Merriam, KS – Aftershock

06 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

07 Denver, CO – Casselman’s Bar & Venue

09 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre

JANUARY (w/Bush & Theory of a Deadman)

30 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center

31 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

 

FEBRUARY

02 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium

03 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

07 Kansas City, MO – Harvest Bank Theatre

08 Cedar Rapids, IA – The Paramount Theatre

10 St. Paul, MN – The Myth

11 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

14 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre

15 Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion

17 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

18 Toronto,ON – Sound Academy

20 Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale

21 Lewiston, ME – Androscoggin Bank Colisee

23 Boston, MA – House Of Blues

24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre

27 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory

28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

 

MARCH

01 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre

03 Silver Springs, MD – Filmore

04 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

06 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues

10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

11 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

13 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center

14 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre

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Stars In Stereo Release Acoustic Video For “The Broken”

Stars In Stereo Release Acoustic Video For “The Broken”

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Los Angeles based rock group Stars in Stereo have just released an acoustic video for the song “The Broken.” The clip can be seen here. “The Broken” is featured on the band’s self-titled debut, available everywhere April 9th. Pre-order here.

Fans can download the acoustic version of “The Broken” on the band’s Facebook page here.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The Broken
2. Violence
3. All Together
4. Dealing Secrets
5. Lie Down
6. Red Eyed Romance
7. Open Your Eyes
8. At The Stroke of Midnight
9. Every Last Thing
10. Queen Of Catastrophe

The band have just wrapped up a nationwide tour with Flyleaf and Drowning Pool, and will be heading out on the road again with Bullet For My Valentine. Dates for the Bullet For My Valentine tour are as follows:

Fri 4/12/2013 Denver, CO – Fillmore
Sat – 4/13/2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – Great Salt Air
Sun – 4/14/2013 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center
Tue – 4/16/2013 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theater
Wed – 4/17/2013 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Fri – 4/19/2013 Pomona, CA – The Fox
Sun – 4/21/2013 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
Tue – 4/23/2013 – Dallas, TX – HOB
Wed – 4/24/2013 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Tue – 4/30/2013 – New York, NY – Roseland
Wed – 5/1/2013 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Fri – 5/3/2013 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Sun – 5/5/2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Outdoors
Tue – 5/7/2013 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Wed – 5/8/2013 – Ft. Wayne , IN – Expo Center
Fri – 5/10/2013 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Sat – 5/11/2013 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
Wed – 5/15/2013 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
Fri – 5/17/2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sun – 5/19/2013 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
Tue – 5/21/2013 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
Wed – 5/22/2013 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroo

To stay current on all things SinS be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Stars In Stereo Unveil Lyric Video For “Every Last Thing”

Stars In Stereo Unveil Lyric Video For “Every Last Thing”

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Los Angeles based rockers, Stars in Stereo have just unveiled the official lyric video for their song, “Every Last Thing,” which will be on the band’s debut self-titled album releasing on April 9th. The band spoke about the new song stating, “‘Every Last Thing’ is one of the first songs we wrote as a band, so to have it carry through two years of writing and recording to become the first single off of our full length is a really satisfying feeling.”

The band is currently in the midst of their tour with Flyleaf and Drowning Pool. For complete dates and to stay current on all things Stars in Stereo, be sure to check out their official site, www.starsinstereo.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Stars In Stereo debut album hits stores on April 9th and fans can pre-order the album right now!

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Stars in Stereo Unleash Cover Of Nine Inch Nails Classic “Closer”

Stars in Stereo Unleash Cover Of Nine Inch Nails Classic “Closer”

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Los Angeles based rockers, Stars in Stereo have just unveiled a cover of the classic Nine Inch Nails track “Closer”. The cover can be heard here. The band will be releasing their debut self-titled album on April 9th, but will be available from the band on tour starting February 12th. The album features the single “The Broken”, which can be seen here.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The Broken
2. Violence
3. All Together
4. Dealing Secrets
5. Lie Down
6. Red Eyed Romance
7. Open Your Eyes
8. At The Stroke of Midnight
9. Every Last Thing
10. Queen Of Catastrophe

The band have also announced that they will be teaming up with Drowning Pool and Flyleaf for a spring tour which kicks off on February 19th in Atlanta. For complete dates and to stay current on all things Stars in Stereo follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Stars In Stereo Set To Release Self-Titled Debut Album On February 12th

Stars In Stereo Set To Release Self-Titled Debut Album On February 12th

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Los Angeles based rockers, Stars in Stereo have just announced the track listing and unveiled the album artwork for their forthcoming debut album Stars in Stereo which arrives on February 12th. The album features the song “The Broken”, the official video for which can be seen here.

The full track listing for the album is as follows:

1. The Broken
2. Violence
3. All Together
4. Dealing Secrets
5. Lie Down
6. Red Eyed Romance
7. Open Your Eyes
8. At The Stroke of Midnight
9. Every Last Thing
10. Queen Of Catastrophe

The band had a busy 2012, releasing “The Broken” single on iTunes, and touring with the likes of The Used and Blue October. The band will be hitting the road again in 2013, starting off with a nationwide tour with hard rock heavyweights Drowning Pool and Flyleaf.

Tour dates with Flyleaf and Drowning Pool are as follows:

2/21/13 – TLA  – Philadelphia, PA

2/22/13 – Altar Bar  – Pittsburgh, PA

2/23/13 – Webster Theater  – Hartford, CT

2/24/13 – Crocodile Rock Cafe  – Allentown, PA

2/27/13 The Paramount  – Huntington, NY

2/28/13 Irving Plaza  – New York, NY

3/1/13 The Stony Pony  – Asbury Park, NJ

3/2/13 The Fillmore  – Silver Spring, MD

3/4/13 Chameleon Club  – Lancaster, PA

3/5/13 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH

3/6/13 House of Blues  – Cleveland, OH

3/8/13 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI

3/9/13 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

3/10/13 House of Blues  – Chicago, IL

3/12/13 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

3/14/13 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO

3/15/13 In the Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

3/16/13 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

3/17/13 Knitting Factory  – Spokane, WA

3/19/13 Knitting Factory – Reno, NV

3/21/13 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

3/22/13 Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas, NV

3/23/13 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

3/24/13 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ

To stay current on all things Stars in Stereo visit their official siteFacebook, and Twitter.

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STARS IN STEREO: Bec Hollcraft Discusses The Band’s Upcoming Debut Album

STARS IN STEREO: Bec Hollcraft Discusses The Band’s Upcoming Debut Album

After going nonstop all summer, coming off a September tour with The Used and an October trek with Blue October, Los Angles based Stars In Stereo have established themselves as one of the most powerful and dedicated bands on the scene. Boosting a roster of ultra-talented musicians, the sky is the limit for this band on the rise. Stars in Stereo is comprised of the lovely and talented Bec Hollcraft on vocals/guitar, Jordan McGraw and Ryan “Frogs” McCormack on guitar, Justin Siegel on bass, and Drew Langan on drums. These five young talents came together with a mutual desire to compose music that is meant to create unity amongst individuality — so far, the results have been amazing! The band also recently unveiled the official video for their first single, “The Broken,” and are currently preparing to unleash their self-titled debut album later this year! Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with the band’s amazing frontwoman, Bec Hollcraft to discuss the origin of the band, their influences, the challenges of creating their debut album and what fans can expect from the band in the future! 

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What are your first memories of music in your life?

I don’t remember a time without music. I was basically singing songs before I could talk. I remember being in the car with my parents when I was a child and listening to the music they wouldplay which varied from The Carpenters to Carly Simon to random musicals. I would look out the window and pretend it was mesinging those songs. I remember writing my first song when I was around 9 or 10 and how magical that felt. After I wrote the song, I wanted to put music to it so I started learning guitar shortly after.

What made you pursue music as a career instead of going a different route?

I had very supportive parents who always encouraged me to follow my dreams, and my only dream was to be a singer. I was never going to do anything else. There was no backup plan, this was it.

Who would you cite as your biggest influences as an artist?

It’s hard to say because I’ve been influenced by so many different artists. But if I had to choose one, I would say Cyndi Lauper. She has always been so expressive from her fashion to the way she sings. I think her music is timeless and still some of my favorite songs today.

For those who may not be familiar with the band. How did Stars In Stereo form originally?

Justin and Frogs had met each other at school, Justin and Jordan met through mutual friends, Drew met Frogs through another project, and they formed a band previous to this one. They decided to move into a different direction and started writing new music. All they needed was a new singer and they met me after a friend told me about them and I was anxious to start something new myself. We started writing together and recording for the album the next week.

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How did the name of the band originate?

We all come from different parts of the country Portland, LA, Texas, Boston, and Florida. When we were talking about that we realized that all of those places made a star on the map so we developed the name from there.

What can you tell us about your typical writing process?

We all come into the studio with different ideas and we pick which ones we all like the best. We go off what we are all feeling the most and then we don’t leave the room until the song is finished.

You first single and video is “The Broken”. Can you tell us a little about how the song came to life and what it means to you?

All of us in the band have felt broken at some point in our lives. We wanted to write a song that would let people know they aren’t alone when they feel this way. We all believe it’s important to not isolate yourself because of your pain. There is always someone willing to listen who has pain of their own.

You are currently working on a self-titled release. What can you tell us about the status of the album?

It is written, recorded, and ready to be released. Just waiting for the right time. We are so excited to get it out there!

What can fans expect sonically from your debut?

We wanted to create a cinematic feel to the music. We want people to picture the story of the song when they are listening. It’s mostly an upbeat rock album but there are emotive ballads as well that speak from our darkest places. With every song, we try to put the light in the dark.

For the album, you worked with producer Mike Green. What did he bring to the table for this project?

He helped take every song to the next level, whether that was suggesting an added guitar or an extended melody or helping me create an interesting harmony. He is so knowledgeable about music and it blew us away and inspired us.

As an artist, what was the biggest challenge in putting the album together?

Being vulnerable. I was used to being a solo artist before this, but now was writing and recording music with 4 other people who I needed to keep in mind. Making an album is fun, but it’s also very challenging and sometimes gut wrenching. I put my soul into everything I do and it took a while for me to feel comfortable doing that in front of other people.

What is the biggest thing you have you learned about yourself along the way?

I’ve learned how to be more open to new things. I pushed myself vocally to places I never went before and I leaned how important it is for me to just trust people.

You guys have spent much of the Summer and Fall on tour. What has the experience of touring done for the band?

It’s done so many great things. It’s taught us how to be better performers, friends, and musicians. It’s made us tougher and want this more than ever before. We’ve been so lucky to tour with great bands that have inspired us along the way.

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What do you hope that people come away with after seeing your live show?

We hope we gave them an experience that they’ll never forget. We hope they will want reach out to us and be a part of the music and what we do.

It seems like almost everybody has one. Have you ever had a “Spinal Tap Moment” on stage where something totally unexpected has happened?

It is not a rarity for something weird to happen on stage. One time there was a platform in the front middle of the stage where my mic stand goes, and we didn’t have a sound check so I had no idea about it. I ran on stage to my mic to sing and tripped over it and almost fell into the audience. I managed to trip over it 5 more times because I’m incredibly clumsy and lose myself so much on stage. I used to have bad stage fright before this moment. I felt so humiliated but I laugh about it now.

What is the best piece of advice that you can pass along to someone who wants to pursue a career in music?

It is not just a job, it has to be your life. You can’t half ass any of it. I think people fail to realize how much hard work it is, and how it’s not just about being talented. It’s about “owning it”.

In your opinion, what does the future hold for Stars In Stereo? Both long term and short?

It is all of our opinions and aspirations to tour the world and make albums for the rest of our lives.

Anything you want to tell your fans before I let you go?

Thank you for being so passionate and for reaching out to us on our Facebook (facebook.com/starsinstereo), our Twitter (twitter.com/stars_in_stereo) and at our shows. We love hearing from you!

Thanks for taking time out to talk to us. We really look forward to spreading the word on the band! You guys sound great!

Thank you Jason, we appreciate the support!

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