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Weekly Nostalgia: The Stereo

Posted by: Chris Fallon (07/29/10)
When it comes to bands you can't believe never hit the big time, The Stereo has to be on your short list. The promising pop-rock band only released three full-length records, but alongside Jamie Woolford's seamless vocal power and production know-how, the ever-shifting lineup made plenty of waves in a very short period of time. As one of Fueled by Ramen's first real successes, the Stereo were a diamond in a coalmine during a time when nu-metal, boy bands and snarky pop-punk ruled the scene. Woolford and bassist Chris Serafini eventually went on to form the equally-as-wonderful (and equally-as-downplayed) Let Go, who've currently seen the release of one full-length, back in 2006. Despite featuring one of the single most incredible voices in all of rock music, the Stereo never took off like they should have, and it will almost certainly remain one of life's greatest mysteries as to why the world never caught on. Nowadays, both founding members Woolford and Rory Phillips make an honest living as producers. Phillips has worked with the Higher and Armor For Sleep, amongst others; Woolford has been busy with pop-punk staples like Punchline and up-and-comers Augustine, as well as many other AP.net favorites. The Stereo deserve your attention - no matter how long it's been.
      
 
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04:39 AM on 07/29/10
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"Pay No Attention" (from Rewind + Record)


"New Tokyo" (from No Traffic)


"Just a Game" (from No Traffic)
04:53 AM on 07/29/10
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Thanks for posting this... I remember having a The Stereo poster in my room in high school promoting their album "Three Hundred". How about you feature The Impossibles next week....?
04:58 AM on 07/29/10
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anyone got a link to any of their albums?
05:07 AM on 07/29/10
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Never heard of these guys but pretty fucking good
05:21 AM on 07/29/10
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Never heard of these guys but pretty fucking good
I can't find any good videos to any songs from their debut, but Google their 1999 album Three Hundred. Also, if you like the Stereo, definitely give Let Go a shot.
05:38 AM on 07/29/10
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If you replace numetal with metalcore...then combine both pop-punk and metalcore with the boy band comment...I'd say not much has changed! :p

Never heard of these guys though - I was a bit young when all this came out. Good stuff though.
05:46 AM on 07/29/10
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Love everything Woolford has done. Let Go really need to put out another album.
05:50 AM on 07/29/10
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i love THE STEREO..its pure summer feeling for me!!!!!
05:54 AM on 07/29/10
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I can't find any good videos to any songs from their debut, but Google their 1999 album Three Hundred. Also, if you like the Stereo, definitely give Let Go a shot.

Will do. I have heard of Let Go. So I will checking out both
06:18 AM on 07/29/10
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Ever wondered where Fall Out Boy got their "style", check out their debut. Good stuff.
06:21 AM on 07/29/10
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"three hundred" is a fucking classic. especially w/ rory on the album.
06:31 AM on 07/29/10
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These guys had a couple songs in Clone High. God, that show had such a great soundtrack...got me into a lot of good bands.
06:46 AM on 07/29/10
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Great band
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