The Story So Far (band)

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The Story So Far
Olgas Rock 2015 The Story So Far 02.jpg
The Story So Far at Olgas Rock 2015
Background information
Origin Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
Genres Pop punk
Years active 2007–present
Labels Pure Noise, Barrett
Website thestorysofarca.com
Members Parker Cannon
Kelen Capener
Kevin Geyer
William Levy
Ryan Torf
Past members Kevin Ambrose
The Story So Far's logo from What You Don't See (2013).

The Story So Far is an American pop punk band from Walnut Creek, California, formed in 2007. They are currently signed with Pure Noise Records and have released 3 studio albums to date.

History[edit]

Formation and early releases (2007–10)[edit]

The Story So Far formed in Walnut Creek, California in 2007.[1] Their name is taken from the New Found Glory song "The Story So Far".[2] The band consisted of Parker Cannon on vocals, Kevin Geyer and Kevin Ambrose on guitar, Ryan Torf on drums, and Kelen Capener on bass.[1] On December 22, the band released the 5 Songs EP.[3] Ambrose parted ways with the band[1] when he went to college in 2008 and he was replaced by William Levy.[4] In March 2010 it was announced the band had signed to Pure Noise.[5] Two months later the band released an EP, While You Were Sleeping (2010).[5] In November, the band released a split with Maker.[6]

Under Soil and Dirt, What You Don't See and Songs Of EP (2011–14)[edit]

Barrett Records released a split of The Story So Far and Morgan Foster in May 2011.[7] Pure Noise released the band's debut album Under Soil and Dirt in June.[8] On March 26, 2013, they released their second studio album, What You Don't See,[9] which debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.[10] They have also released a split with Stick to Your Guns on June 18.[11] The band was featured on the cover of Alternative Press' March 2013 issue "100 Bands You Need to Know."[12] The band played the entire Warped Tour 2014 on the main stage.[13]

On April 24, 2014, The Story So Far announced they would be releasing Songs Of an acoustic EP on June 17 through Pure Noise.[14] The record contains some acoustic versions of previous songs, as well as one new original song ("Navy Blue") and a Bob Marley cover.

The Story So Far (2015–present)[edit]

On January 5, 2015 a video titled "The Story So Far Album Teaser #1" was uploaded on the band's official YouTube channel. The video shows multiple clips of the band members with friends goofing around and having fun. At the end of the video a textroll appears, saying "We are writing a new record stay tuned..." [15] On February 23, 2015 a video titled "The Story So Far Album teaser #2" was uploaded on the same channel. This video was a lot longer than the previous one and showed much more behind the scenes-footage of the actual making of the album. At the end a roll of text appears saying "LP 3 Coming Your Way Watch Out World Here We Are Not Afraid Of The Light".[16] On March 15, the band announced their self-titled album would be released on May 18, 2015. "Solo" and "Heavy Gloom" were put on to YouTube soon after. On May 11, the band released their full album on stream on their website ahead of the release date of May 19.[17]

Style[edit]

Under Soil and Dirt has been described as pop punk.[18][19] What You Don't See has been described as pop punk.[20][21] The Story So Far has been described as pop punk.[22][23]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Members[edit]

Tours[edit]

Tour Name Participating bands Continent Participating Dates
Road to Warped Tour New Found Glory, Less Than Jake, Man Overboard, The Story So Far Europe November 4–9, 2012[24]
Warped Tour UK MONSTER ENERGY WEST STAGE w/ 3OH!3, Awolnation, Breathe Carolina, Lostprophets, The Used Europe November 10, 2012[25]
Stick and Stones 10th Anniversary Tour New Found Glory, The Story So Far, Seahaven, Candy Hearts U.S. : North America November 24 – December 16, 2012[26]
Australia 2013 Tour The Story So Far, Anchors, The Playbook, Sidelines, Sunsets, Call the Shots, Your Weight in Gold Australia January 10–20, 2013[27]
The Suppy Nation Tour U.S. The Story So Far, Man Overboard, Tonight Alive, Citizen, The American Scene North America March 8 – April 13, 2013[28]
Slam Dunk 2013 Macbeth Stage W/ Allister, The American Scene, The Early November, Fireworks, Four Year Strong, Man Overboard, Transit, The Wonder Years Europe May 25–27, 2013
Warped Tour 2013 Tilly's Stage W/ Allstar Weekend, For the Foxes, Forever the Sickest Kids, Go Radio, Hawthorne Heights, Man Overboard, New Years Day, Story of the Year, The Summer Set North America / U.S. June 15 – August 4, 2013[29]
UK/Europe Tour 2014 A Day to Remember, Mallory Knox, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far Europe January 24 – February 15, 2014
Warped Tour 2014 Kia Electric Soul Stage W/ Bowling For Soup, The Devil Wears Prada, Falling In Reverse, Four Year Strong, Mayday Parade, Of Mice & Men, The Summer Set, We the Kings North America / U.S June 13 – August 3, 2014
U.S. Fall Tour 2014 The Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, Gnarwolves North America October 1 - October 31, 2014[30]
Pop Punk's Not Dead UK Tour 2014 New Found Glory, The Story So Far, Candy Hearts, Only Rivals, State Champs Europe November 15 - November 29, 2014[31]
U.S. Self Titled Tour 2015 The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Terror, Souvenirs North America May 1 -

June 13, 2015

Europe Summer Tour 2015 The Story So Far, Stick To Your Guns Europe August 7 -

August 22, 2015

Suppy World Tour 2015 - 2016 The Story So Far, Man Overboard, Relentless Asia, Australia and New Zealand August 25 -

September 16, 2015

U.S. Fall (Part of Suppy World Tour) 2015 The Story So Far, Basement, Turnover North America October 28 -

November 22, 2015

UK (Part of Suppy World Tour) 2015 The Story So Far Europe December 1 -

December 12, 2015

South American ( Part of Suppy World Tour) - 2016 The Story So Far

More Bands TBA

South America January 28 - TBA, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas, Fred. "The Story So Far - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ Major, Nick (February 28, 2014). "11 Bands Named After Songs". Alternative Press. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ "5 Songs | The Story So Far". thestorysofarca.bandcamp.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Interviews: The Story So Far". punknews.org. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b DiVincenzo, Alex (March 29, 2010). "Pure Noise Tells The Story So Far". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Story So Far/Maker 7 Split | The Story So Far". thestorysofarca.bandcamp.com. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Story So Far / Morgan Foster - Split | Barrett Records". music.barrettrecords.net. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ Pearlman, Mischa (June 16, 2011). "The Story So Far – Under Soil And Dirt – Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ Moseley, Brittany (March 26, 2013). "The Story So Far – What You Don't See – Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Story So Far - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (April 25, 2013). "The Story So Far / Stick To Your Guns Releasing Split". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  12. ^ "100 Bands You Need to Know". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Vans Warped Tour • Can now say, get pumped for #warpedtour 2014 with...". Warped Tour. February 12, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (April 24, 2014). "The Story So Far Announce Acoustic EP, 'Songs Of,' Out June 17". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  15. ^ The Story So Far New Album Teaser #1 The Story So Far CA. January 5, 2015
  16. ^ The Story So Far New Album Teaser #2 The Story So Far CA. February 23, 2015
  17. ^ http://www.kerrang.com/31260/story-far-stream-self-titled-album-full/
  18. ^ Nassiff, Thomas. "The Story So Far - Under Soil And Dirt - Album Review". absolutepunk.net. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Album Review: The Story So Far". alterthepress.com. July 28, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  20. ^ Solomon, Blake (March 18, 2013). "Story So Far, The - What You Don't See - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  21. ^ Moseley, Brittany (March 26, 2013). "The Story So Far - What You Don't See". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  22. ^ Ham, Robert. "The Story So Far - The Story So Far album review". DIY. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  23. ^ Hines, Hannah (May 19, 2015). "Album Review: The Story So Far – S-T". idobi.com. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Road To Warped Tour". Warped Tour. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Warped Tour UK". Rock Sound. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Sticks and Stones 10th Anniversary Tour". Alter The Press!. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  27. ^ "2013 Australia Tour". Music Feeds. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Suppy Nation Tour". Pure Noise Records. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  29. ^ "2013 Vans Warped Tour". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  30. ^ "The Story So Far". The Story So Far. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  31. ^ "The Story So Far". The Story So Far. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 

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