Soboslai at the Starland Summer Campout at the Starland Ballroom in July 2006.
|Birth name||Steven Soboslai|
|Born||October 30, 1980|
|Origin||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Genres||Pop punk, alternative rock, pop rock|
|Labels||Modern Short Stories, Fueled by Ramen|
|Associated acts||Punchline, Blue of Colors, Fall Out Boy, Bayside, The Composure, Barely Blind, Spontaneo|
He appears on Bayside's 2005 self-titled release, singing back up vocals on the song "They Looked Like Strong Hands." Soboslai's also lent his vocal talent to the song "What a Waste of Time" for the Spontaneo album "For Those Who Can Whistle," as well as on the 2008 album "Columbus" by Andrew Dost of the band fun. He portrayed the villain in 6 songs on "Columbus."
In the summer of 2008, Soboslai and company started a record label called Modern Short Stories. Since their inception, they have released records for Punchline, The Composure, Spontaneo, Justin Oliver, and also a book by Chris Fafalios and Tony Hartman, called Whistle Pig.
In the weeks leading up to the release of Punchline's new EP So Nice To Meet You, word broke that Soboslai would be on the television show "Mobbed" (aired 1/04/12) to declare his romantic feelings for a long-distance friend in the form of a musical flash mob. Thanks to this publicity coupled with a social media push by the bassist of Punchline (who stated that he would put down the bass if the EP did not reach #1 on iTunes), the record achieved the rank of #1 on the iTunes Rock charts and #7 on the main charts at its peak, as well as #4 on Billboard's Heatseekers charts.
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- Punchline Official Myspace
- Modern Short Stories Official Website
- Steve Soboslai's Modern Short Stories Blog