Ready for Bed
On a good day, Quarterstance might call themselves an indie-pop band with alt-country overtones. With it's first recording, Ready for Bed, this St. Paul, MN based band at times tosses out pop gems, at other times takes creative risks with form and dynamic contrast. Quarterstance is the new project of Ryan Stokes, guitarist, lead singer, and principal songwriter. Stokes's heartfelt songs incorporate a wide range of rock styles, with Pavement, Wilco, and Death Cab for Cutie as his primary influences. Cody Johnson, bassist, singer, harmonica-player, and songwriter, contributes his particularly inventive, McCartney-esque basslines. Dave Kemp, drummer, possesses an unerring stylistic sense adding a rhythmic and textural subtlety not found in most rock bands. Sumanth Gopinath, guitarist, keyboardist, and singer, helps to fill out the sound of the band with minimal, elegant instrument parts and backing vocal arrangements. Critics have already been overheard saying, 'this is two of my favorite records!' Grab a copy today and stay tuned for more releases on Pantalon Records!