The Push Stars
The Push Stars are an American rock band, formed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1996. The band members include Chris Trapper, Ryan MacMillan and Dan McLoughlin. They developed a following playing shows in Boston, then released their first album, "Meet Me at the Fair" in 1996. Since then, they have released three more studio albums, as well as a live compilation album, and have had several of their songs featured in television, film, and soundtracks. While on hiatus, frontman Chris Trapper has recorded and toured as a solo artist and Ryan MacMillan has played drums with Matchbox Twenty. In 2017, the Push Stars played some reunion shows and announced the recording of a new album which was fully funded via kickstarter. In July, 2017, recording of the new album commenced at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN.
- Meet Me at the Fair (1996, Imago)
- Tonight (EP, 1998)
- After The Party (1999, Capitol)
- Opening Time (2001, Co-Op Pop)
- Paint the Town (2004, 33rd Street Records)
- Origin of the Species (1998), produced by David Nickoll (Saturday Night Live, Boogie Nights)
- There’s Something About Mary (1998), starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon.
- Gun Shy (2000), starring Sandra Bullock and Liam Neeson.
- Me, Myself & Irene (2000), starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.
- The Push Stars’ "Well Anyway" and "Me" licensed for the independent film Dinner and a Movie (2000).
- Say It Isn't So (2001), starring Heather Graham and Chris Klein.
- There’s Something About Mary (1998), Capitol Records) with Jonathan Richman and Joe Jackson.
- Gun Shy (2000, Hollywood Records) with James Brown, Tom Waits and World Party.
- Me, Myself & Irene (2000, Elektra Records) with The Offspring, Smash Mouth, and the Foo Fighters.
- Malcolm in the Middle (2001, Restless Records) with They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies.
- The Devil Wears Prada (2006), song: "Every Angel".
They toured with Matchbox Twenty in 2003. According to Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty performed most of the tracks from their album More Than You Think You Are on this tour, except for fan-favorite "The Difference". Apparently tired of hearing requests for the song, The Push Stars actually played the song on one occasion themselves.
- Kickstarter page for new Push Stars album
- Billboard - Mar 27, 1999 - Page 22 The Push Stars are on tour in advance of the release of their Capitol Records album "After The Party," due May 4