We just came across this Stag review from the Weekly Volcano of our first EP.
“New band Stag is making some serious noise in the Pacific Northwest by way of their energetic live shows. The quintet of Steve Mack (vox), Ben London (guitar/vox), Lincoln Barr (guitar), Rob Dent (drums) and Pete Nordstrom (bass) successfully break down the barriers of power pop and interject a unique hard driving rock timbre. With a dual guitar assault, the sound is rich and ample.
The band recently entered the studio to lay down four original tracks. Each track typifies the variety of genres Stag can successfully pull off. “Tiffany Rose” and “These Days” encompasses a punk vibe – think Cheap Trick meets the Pixies – whereas “Mountains of Steel” could easily fit on a Clash disc. They slow it down to a crawl on “To be Young” with melodic harmonies and gentle strumming guitars.
Great songwriting is Stag’s strong suit as they paint musical stories that can be universally interpreted.”