“Stingrays filter sublime Beatle-esque pop hooks through its own quirky indie rock sensibility.”
– Columbia Daily Tribune
and Jeremiah Lotven
Stingrays were founded by Phylshawn Johnson and Wes Wingate along with Greg Hausman and Mark Siebenaler. Phyl and Mark have gone their separate ways from the group while Wes and Greg are currently recording new material with label-mate Rob Medcalf, as well as a track contribution from Danny Carroll (Bockman, Joe Stickley’s Blueprint, The Hipnecks). Their relatively small catalog has drawn comparisons to Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, The Beatles, Pavement, My Morning Jacket, Dinosaur Jr. and others. Although influences are not hidden by the group, Stingrays remain a project carving out a style they can call their own, with pop- sensible melodies and classic guitar work riding over imaginative drumming. Stingrays debut album (Say Hello) was released on May 22, 2007 and received substantial airplay on college radio. Six tracks were used from the album for the recent film “Salad Daze”. A new album is under way with some guest musicians. Stay tuned. Pick up a copy of ”Say Hello” from the s!tore page and look for them on tour near you this summer!