ABOUT I SEE STARS–
I See Stars are a hardcore band who made their debut in 2005 with a hybrid style drawing from both screamo and electronica. Founded in Warren, Michigan, the band features Devin Oliver (clean vocals), Andrew Oliver (unclean vocals, keys, programming, percussion), Brent Allen (guitars), and Jeff Valentine (bass). I See Stars released an EP, Green Light Go (2006), and an assortment of demo recordings prior to signing a recording contract with Sumerian Records in 2008. In collaboration with producers Cameron Mizzell and James Paul Wisner — whose credits include Paramore, Dashboard Confessional, and New Found Glory — I See Stars made their full-length album debut in 2009 with 3-D.
The album featured a more post-hardcore sound, not yet incorporating the digital dance elements that defined later albums. Featuring Bizzy Bone on “Sing This!,” 3-D reached number 176 on the Billboard 200. Two years later, after a couple lineup changes, the band returned with The End of the World Party, a darker, electronicore affair. Digital Renegade kept the hardcore dance party going in 2012, inviting Danny Worsnop (ex-Asking Alexandria) and Cassadee Pope (ex-Hey Monday) to the soiree. Instrumental and remix versions of the album were also released. 2013’s New Demons chopped the I See Stars sound with an electronic trap music bounce.
It peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200, making it the band’s highest-charting release to date. A pair of remix albums arrived in 2015. The first was a reinterpretation of material on New Demons, while a second, titled Phases, reimagined I See Stars favorites as acoustic/orchestral numbers. It also included covers of hits by Daughter, Disclosure, and Hozier. Their fifth album, Treehouse (Sumerian), was released in the summer of 2016. The genre-blurring LP debuted in the Top 10 of the Hard Rock, Alternative, and Independent charts. ~ Jason Birchmeier & Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi
ABOUT WHEN WE TEAM UP–
From the rainy mountains of the Pacific Northwest, When We Team Up are a fast-paced pop-punk band. Bassist Brenden McBrayer has worked in the music industry for over a decade as a band manager for acts like I Am Abomination and Forever Came Calling, tour manager for Attack Attack!, and as a music journalist for publications such as New Noise and AMP Magazines. Now he has teamed up with some of the best musicians in the Portland OR area to bring back the fun of catchy riff-centric pop-punk to an isolated area lacking in the genre for some years now.
ABOUT THE OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE–
The Out of Body Experience is a four-piece, alternative-rock band from Portland, Oregon with Montana roots. Jaben Tritten (vocals/guitar), Jordan Tritten (vocals/keys/guitar), John Zorn (bass guitar), and Nick Elliott (drums) make up the group. Formed in late 2015, the band has already gained traction throughout the Northwest part of the United States, playing concerts and festivals in Oregon, Washingtion, and Montana.
Their style of music differs from anything out there right now. Some influences include Muse, Coldplay, The Killers, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, but their sound is unique in it’s own way. With an EP, a music video, and a few singles released, listeners of all ages and walks of life are pleased with the music they create.
The four young men have only just begun on their journey to achieve their dreams. Their drive for their passion of music will get them where they need to be. As for future endeavors, be on the lookout for their new demo, “HUMAN,” (Ego Death Records) and their very first Pacific Northwest Tour in 2017!