Hailing from Walnut Creek, California come the pop punk band, The Story So Far. Formed in 2007 and comprised of five guys, the band has attained a discography of three studio albums and a handful of EPs including one split EP, shared with the band Maker.
WHO ARE THE STORY SO FAR?
Parker Cannon – Lead Vocals
Kelen Capener – Bass
Kevin Geyer – Lead Guitar
Ryan Torf – Drums, Percussion
Will Levy – Rhythm Guitar
EP: The Story So Far (2007)
Everything you expect Pop Punk to be. Upbeat, fast paced drum patterns, and distorted guitars supported by vocals with angst and enthusiasm, as well as occasional backing vocals for a shouting chant. This EP serves as both the prime example of the genre and a pretty decent intro to the band as a whole.
EP: While You Were Sleeping (2010)
Very similar in sound to their first EP, but with better production quality. Also featuring some new elements like soft strumming of the guitars to set a mood and vocals with more frying and more attitude. Overall, their second EP was certainly an upgrade on the first.
Album: Under Soil and Dirt (2011)
Under Soil and Dirt is similar to the two EPs that preceeded it.
We’ve got the fast-paced instrumentals and attitude filled vocals, so nothing particularly new, despite having one song with acoustic guitar and maybe being a little bit heavier. However, for someone that’s a particular fan of the band or the genre as a whole, it’s just more of what they love.
Album: What You Don’t See (2013)
In their second studio album, The Story So Far have gotten a tad bit heavier and more intense with their sound. The vocalist is frying his vocals more than in albums/EPs past, which makes for a more attitude-filled album, he’s also singing with slightly more variety in his vocalizations. The guitars and drums play with more intensity and the bass has a much stronger presence this time around.
Album: The Story So Far (2015)
Their self-titled third album, has more or less stayed the course of their last album. Although instrumentally it’s gotten a little bit heavier, keeping the attitude-filled fried vocals, there’s more guitar riffs that use the higher strings which makes for “happier” sounding songs and help make the album sound a little more new and fresh.