Standard Models

Standard Models

BandPopRock

A little bit feminist, a little bit optimist and a whole lot of attitude. Very solid songwriting, catchy tunes, and gorgeous harmonies. Sounds like Sarah Bareilles, Meiko, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michelson, and Lucinda Williams.

Biography

Standard Models

Christine Long, Michelle Roberts, and Stacy Kindler are Standard Models, an indie act whose pop sound is rooted in folk, rock, and alt-country and which redefines songwriting with its unique style of composition and performance. Poignant and emotive, Standard Models offers songs to which listeners can relate and to which they will want to return again and again.

The trio believes in the power of music. According to these musicians, music lays open the heart and reveals the soul of a person. "Music makes us feel vulnerable and consumed. It gives us purpose and drive in our lives." This heart-on-sleeve philosophy of songwriting draws in the audience with its emotional honesty.

Part of the soul-exposing aspect of music is when an artist offers honest music to listeners. "Music has to be genuine and authentic. It has to speak some known truth – whether that means heartache or happiness." Standard Models do not shy away from the unhappy aspects of life. In fact, by embracing all angles of human existence, the group offers both joy and catharsis by way of their engaging music.

The group plays frequently, building up its fan base. Standard Models recently completed recording "We’re Trying To Get Famous," their sophomore CD, set for release in Winter 2008.

Reviews

“The Models write really catchy tunes – I can’t get them out of my head.” -- Sean Beste

"Standard Models present an organic, touching sound that reverberates in the heart." -- A&R Select

“If I fall over dead today … I want you to promise me you guys will keep playing. It is really good stuff.” – Doc Higgins, www.nocoastradio.com

Discography

EPs:
"We're Trying To Get Famous" -- Winter 2008
"Freehand" -- Spring 2005

LP:
"Models, Beste Sessions" -- Summer 2007

Singles with Airplay:
Shame
Wasted
My Life
522
Lonely Times
Aries
You Could Love Me
Thought of You
Time
Nashville

Set List

SET LIST: (We can play from 45' - 3 hours)
Shame
Wasted
522
You Could Love Me
Aries
My Life
Thought of You
Lonely Times
And He Said
10-22
(Could You Just) Lie to Me
Do You Believe
I Thought You Were Somebody Else
Girlfriend Destruct
Popsicle Sticks
You'll Never Know
Nashville
Liza
Time
Time Has A Way
Demons and Dreams
Try Me (--Typical Set)

Covers
Boyfriends with Girlfriends (Meiko)
How Lucky We Are (Meiko)
Do You Know (Madonna)
Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
Green Eyes (Coldplay)