Busy weekend for the band as we start finalizing the photo shoot takes from the previous weekend, in the meantime moving on to the music video shoots. The picture above is a hint. Its old school. Its black and white.

So the weekend update had to wait a couple days as we were out and about, but another week, and some more coverage. Newswhistle put together an awesome piece and interview with the band at A Great White With A Blindfold: What Unsigned Brooklyn Band Is Sharpening Its Teeth. Citing a mix of 80′s bands and recent NYC bands of much hype. Quote: “this band is moving fast towards golden indie shores”. Nice one. You can also find 3 of the Non-EP tracks on that article too.

And then moving back to the EP itself, a bonus review this week that nearly flew under my radar, from the Equal Ground.

“the most eclectic electronic sounds with the most down to earth rock tones and crashes them together to create an enthralling experience” & “This is cool! Seriously cool!”. Thanks to both sites for the coverage, reviews and interviews.

So not a bad weekend after all. Still plenty of work to do on the video though…. couple more sessions in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

 

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Weekend Updates – Beside The Photo Shoot

by Mr. Stereo on March 30, 2014

Hey Everyone, just wanted to drop the usual updates. We had a great photo shoot on the weekend, looking forward to getting some high quality band photos in order to get the word out. Much thanks to Deneka Peniston and Brian Morris Gallery.

As for other updates, we have a triple header this weekend.

Awesome write up from The General at http://thegeneralmusic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/stereo-off-ny-ep5.html, tagged “fucking excellent” and mentioned Photographs as “a fantastic indie-pop slice of heaven” and Bullet Time as “the sort of track that really benefits from being blasted loudly and with the bass turned up“. Nice one! Just read the blog, because the general is always right.

Cheers also for the quick round up and a mention of the EP on Shout It Loud Reviews – which can be seen at http://www.shoutitloudreviews.com/index.php/music-news/item/334-stereo-off-stereo-off-ny-ep5-ep-review

And to cap off the weekend. If you are in the UK, listen on Monday 7pm – 8pm for Stereo Off on Temporary Noise Radio at http://myradiostream.com/temporarynoiseradio

More to come soon, thanks.

 

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Rock Music Pick From Zambah Music App Site

by Mr. Stereo on March 19, 2014

Slightly belated update as the weekend was busier than expected, but still keeping the weekly update streak semi alive.

Check out Stereo Off’s review at http://blog.zambah.com/rock-music-pick-stereo-off-stereo-off-new-york-ep-5-songs/ – and if in a band, Zambah is a music app that aims to connect independent artists with bands. Not sure how it works yet, but we’ll give their beta a shot.

Glad the team and Zambah enjoyed the EP. Loving this quote in particular (regarding the “effectual” song):
“If you’re not dancing when this song come on then something is clearly wrong with you.”

Thanks for the review! Good way to start the spring, and hey the snow is finally gone. Time to shoot a video then.

Check out other past reviews on http://www.stereooff.com/reviews

 

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White Noise UK – Review of the Stereo Off EP

by Mr. Stereo on March 10, 2014

Great review at http://whitenoisemusicuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/ep-stereo-off-ep-ny5-stereo-off-january.html

“conveys the sound of the classic new wave style with retro, resilient guitar riffs.”
“the band have nurtured a balanced and distinctive sound that combines electro and indie-rock effortlessly”

Thanks to Isla and the team at White Noise UK, glad you liked the EP.

More to come soon.

 

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Another Week of Hibernating. And Reviews!

by Mr. Stereo on March 1, 2014

Without getting too technical, and most of you on WordPress blogs can attest to this, but every time I login I see loads of new comments awaiting approval. Sadly its mostly salesy/spammy comments being submitted. Actually found a legit one in the pile from a little while ago and didn’t know what to do with it.

Anyway, still hibernating in the studio as we get ready for EP2 and back on the stage at a venue near you (Assuming you are near us). But in the mean time, some great new updates, such as this review from Indie News Now at http://indienewsnow.com/inn/stereo-off-giving-the-classics-a-new-life/- which gave us a 9/10 and reminded them “so much of David Byrne that it sends me right back to that era.” That was really cool to hear and thanks for reviewing us. Glad you liked the EP and hopefully you stay tuned in the coming months.

I was back and forth on using Twitter for the band, as its full of junk and bands auto-replying with messages. But if you dig through, there are some great ways to find new music and new blogs, sites, etc and connect with those looking for that new unsigned band that no one knows yet, as opposed to being “that band” who just pesters strangers.

As a result, we’ve started to get some nice mentions and places tweeting or referring us to their readers, whether from other zines/blogs like http://www.iamnotamusician.com/ or a random hotel in LA http://www.graftononsunset.com/west-la-hotels.htm – so wanted to start mentioning some of these too.

Being a new unsigned band (in New York, a city of thousands of unsigned indie bands!) trying to get some traction out there, “getting the word out” has been the goal while staying warm this winter. Hopefully more where that came from next week, as its been a few weeks in a row now. That and a confirmed gig date for the spring time, which I’m certainly ready for (springtime and next gig that is).

 

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EP Review from Aural Press

February 22, 2014

Aural Press – an independent blog based in the UK – http://auralpress.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/ep-review-stereo-off-ny-ep5-by-stereo-off/ gave our EP a great review this week. Much thanks to them. Check the overall blog out, its relatively new but starting to cover some good bands that you have and haven’t heard of. More to come soon. Gotta start saving a copy [...]

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QA on Real Sounds OK

February 11, 2014

Check out our interview on http://realsoundsok.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/stereo-off-q.html Thanks to Greg and Real Sounds OK for having us. And don’t forget to vote for us for band of the week at http://www.flowersinagun.com/ (right hand column of the site) – voting ends Friday Feb 14th, so give us some valentines day love.  

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Another round up of stuff

February 8, 2014

Well, it was a long week, but still. Here’s the stereo roundup. Got invited to Transmission Thursdays down at Hotel Chantelle which the whole band was unable to make gig wise, but a couple of us got put on the list and checked it out anyway. Place was packed due to fashion week, but good [...]

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Demo Track Update Feb 2014

February 4, 2014

Hey, speaking of pushing things along, here’s another demo in progress. https://www.dropbox.com/s/pemoh6qd5t1prle/GAMEofSTONESwVOXnBRIDGE3.m4a Check out updates and other outtakes on our Facebook page too at https://www.facebook.com/Stereo.Off Stay tuned for more demos and info as we put the tracks together for the next round. And of course, scroll to the right and currently round 1 is posted [...]

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The Next Six or so Months

February 1, 2014

Every band member of Stereo Off has been in previous bands – a couple of them are in multiple bands as we speak. And it can be a lot of work when you’re not 19 any more. But we all believe that it is going to be “that” time this time, whatever time that may [...]

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