Following a long line of musical ground-breakers from Orange County, California, that include The Offspring and No Doubt just to name a few, the all-female quartet Pretty In Stereo, breaks the confines of gender-labels in Rock music. The band delivers memorable, emotionally-driven songs, equally melodic and undeniable to the ear. Easily answering the eternal question of " Can girls rock ?," Pretty In Stereo shames naysayers with hook-laden songs and an energy filled stage presence, turning non-believers into fans with every listen.
Despite the musical appeal of Pretty In Stereo, the success of the band resides in the individual strengths and upbringings of the band members. Each member has had professional influence and training ranging from musicians such as guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) to drummer Rick Allen (Def Leppard). The band has also taken notes and worked with established producers/composers such as Marcos Curiel (POD/Accident Experiment), Jamie Houston (Macy Gray/Jessica Simpson), and Dave Hillis (Pearl Jam/ Alice In Chains).
Although relatively fresh to the Los Angeles scene, Pretty In Stereo has already garnered national attention which has created licensing opportunities in film and television. Their track, " Forever in A Day," , was featured in TV Guide Channel's documentary about Kimberly Caldwell, a finalist in the national phenomenon American Idol. They have also had several songs placed in the hit A&E reality show "Rollergirls'. MTV’s very own “Laguna Beach” picked up on the hype and featured “Okay” in one of their episodes. Meanwhile, Pretty In Stereo are generating substantial buzz on the web. Their break-out track "OCD" has been selected as one of the five most downloaded songs on CNET's Rock charts and is featured alongside noteworthy acts such as Green Day in the Rock section of ArtistDirect's website. Guitar Player Magazine featured a full page write-up on the band, and Alternative Press Magazine showcased the girls in their "Unsigned Bands Of The Month" page. Both features generated yet more interest from readers. Publicity on the web and favorable editorials from Music Connection and Buzzplay have attracted new listeners to Pretty In Stereo's own website, drawing thousands of hits each month and creating invaluable exposure. A thirst for the band's music has been felt at radio as well. Along with airplay on one of SoCal’s popular Alternative radio stations, INDIE 103.1FM, the Inland Empire's KCXX 103.9FM has especially taken a liking to the group. The station regularly presents and promotes Pretty In Stereo across the southland and has even featured the band on their morning show - a spot that included both a live acoustic performance and an interview.
In addition to film and television success, the band has had a lot of support from endorsements from Gibson, Vic Firth, Mesa Boogie, Coffin Case, Dunlop, Daisy Rock, MatAmp USA, and Celestion. Even Taco Bell jumped on the band-wagon per se, and supported the band in their ‘Feed the Beat’ program which gave the band $600 in Taco bell food vouchers. Last but not least, Pretty In Stereo brought home the 2006 Southern California Music Award for 'Best Pop Rock Band'.
Pretty In Stereo’s latest release, “Far Behind”, is a strong follow up to their four song EP “Ugly in Mono”. The buzz created by these two albums got the attention of Kevin Lyman, (founder of the Van’s Warped Tour), who invited the band to perform on the Southwest leg of the 2006 Van’s Warped Tour. In 2006, the band had the privilege of showcasing their talent at the nationally known SXSW (South by Southwest) Conference in Austin, TX.
With their amazing success so far, Pretty In Stereo are definitely on the way to Breaking the Stereotype and setting a new level of expectation for female musicians everywhere.
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