Article A

Article A


"...Switchfoot meets Taking Back Sunday meets My Chemical Romance. The songs are hooky, the guitar rhythms driving, and LaGrotteria's keening voice might remind you a little bit of The Cure's Robert Smith." ---THE BERGEN RECORD


A quartet of dedicated rockers, Article A is primed to make their big splash with the debut album Stay Now. Hailing from North Jersey, the band has grown from a local band, who earned their stripes performing around their hometowns, to a true touring band. Their unique blend of power-pop and alternative rock has garnered interest in the industry since their inception in 2000.

Heavily rooted in Jersey, childhood friends Christian LaGrotteria (vox) and Joe Haight (bass) formed Article A out of a mutual appreciation for music. Later adding Evan Gallipoli (drums) and Gary Kramer (guitar), the band went to work, playing whenever and wherever they could. Soon, the band�s hard work and dedication paid off as they landed a soundtrack placement, had a number one video on satellite music channel TVU and played four major festivals. Finally, the icing on the cake came when the band signed a record deal with songwriter Denise Rich�s independent label 785 Records.

In 2006, Article A joined the 785 family and began the journey that would lead to a truly incredible first album. The band spent much of the next two years writing, recording and practicing. They recorded Stay Now last fall at New Jersey�s Water Music with engineer/mixer David Thoener (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen) and producers PJ Bianco and Mark Eichner. �We are proud to have Article A as our first full-length release on 785,� Eichner states, who is also the President of 785 Records. �I sincerely believe in this band and their debut album is a true example of our dedication to artist development.�

With a live show that is short of comparisons and songs abundant in solid rock hooks, it is easy to see how Article A engage their audience and leave them wanting more. �As a band, we love connecting with people when we�re in front of a crowded club or talking to a fan outside a venue. It�s definitely not money or notoriety that gives us purpose, but creating that connection that justifies us being able to do what we do,� says Kramer.

Look for Article A on tour this summer and for Stay Now in stores NOW!


Stay Now - released: March 18, 2008

What's the Point
My Dedication
When You're Gone
Don't Change
Find A Way
Oh Yeah
Catch Me
My Way Back
Stay Now
Goodnight Goodbye