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"These guys have it together. "

ebruary 2005
Review by: Dave Sardella

These guys have it together.  Their CD Spin is a compilation of 13 kick ass songs that keep rockin the whole way thru.  Leading off with “Fortune Teller” sets the tone for this CD.  After listening to the whole CD it’s not a surprise that this group won the Best Rock/Pop Award at the New York Music Festival. 

Made up of a core group of 4 fantastic musicians this band will reach the pinnacle of success.  Lead by Costa on lead vocals, Adrian on bass, Ryan hammering the drums and Rob on lead guitar it’s easy to say these guys are great.  This Boston band is a must listen for anyone who likes U2, Radiohead and The Cure.  Keep an eye out for upcoming shows in your area.  To find out more about StringTheory check out their web site at www.stringtheoryweb.com.


- 4 Little Guys -

Review can be found at:
http://www.microcinemamagazine.com/stringtheorymusicreview.htm - Micro Cinema Magazine


"String Theory - ''Spin''"

String Theory - ''Spin''

1. Fortune Teller
2. Spin
3. Saturday
4. Stay In My Care
5. Hindsight
6. Orange Flashes
7. Love is Mean
8. Sleep Tonight
9. To the Unsung Times
10. Changeover
11. 2 More Days
12. Somewhere Inside
13. What Will Follow

String Theory purveys a rich combination of sleazy lyrics, manic vibrato vocals, punchy hooks, and slow ska rhythms. At least that's what can be heard on a first listening of initial track 'Fortune Teller'. Coming on all Fergal Sharkey at a drunken party may be one way of grabbing one's attention, but it is the much more grown-up acoustic indie anthem 'Spin' that carries String Theory's magic recipe of beauty, passion and attractive oddness. The emotional vocal crescendo, constant key changes and disorienting epic structure is a masterpiece that is slightly redolent of Jeff Buckley's 'Grace'. 'Saturday' conveys the same sombre tones and intelligent guitar work as its predecessor, but after that rollercoaster title track, there is a bit of a comedown to be felt. In fact, the whole album, as opulent and lovely as it is, communicates pretty much the same state of affairs. 'Hindsight' strips itself down to vocal atmospherics and acoustic plucking before bursting into a country-pop finale, and 'Orange Flashes' swings on soft grooves and plaintive string scrapes.

String Theory is a very mature band making very mature music, and its chance of making it onto bigger terrain is highly probable, owing to the fine calibre of material that this album has to offer. Reggae chops shuffle their way through the middle of the opus in 'Love is Mean', later joined by the chilling and spidery introduction of 'To the Unsung Times'. It is 'Changeover' that brings String Theory back up to their highest standards: all bizarre programmed beats, chiming bass and moody rhythms. Electronics make their presence felt fairly late in the album, with some impressive sampling that tiptoes over the rich sounds of '2 More Days'. 'What will Follow' turns out to be the slow, melancholy number that cautiously ushers the album towards its exit.

In all, there is charming stuff to be heard from String Theory, and perhaps the best is yet to come. It is also refreshing to hear a band that harnesses plenty of subtlety and ambience to make them a really excellent band. Now about that second track.

Standout Tracks: 'Spin', '2 More Days'

Added: September 25th 2004
Reviewer: Amy McGill
Score: 4 stars

Review can be found at:
http://www.stateofemergency.net/soephp/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=600 - State of Emergency


"String Theory- Self Titled- Sonnix Entertainment"

String Theory- Self Titled- Sonnix Entertainment

     Ultra-slick, pop-rock with equal-part-undertones of Jimmy Eat World and Duncan Sheik. Think: G-love on pixie sticks. String Theory are a pretty damn good Boston-area act, that most likely do well with 'dem female-types. Singer/Songwriter Costa Toulantas has a crystal clear vocal delivery and approach, as tracks 1,3,4. and 8 (the highlights of this album) will attest. Great overall band.
     -Deek www.stringtheory.com

Review can be found at:
http://www.purerockfury.com/more_cd_reviews.asp - Pure Rock Fury


Discography

"Spin" May 2004
Available in Newbury Comics (Massachusetts) and online via itunes music store and cdbaby.com.

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Dig deeper into Stringtheory’s music and there is something far more meaningful than just a song that stays in your head. The bands charismatic and polished writing seems effortless and their ability to create up-tempo alternative pop seems disturbingly natural.

They create music for the masses: From their anti-war song “To the Unsung times” to their most requested track, “Fortune Teller,” a head bobbing tune about stuck-up girls. There is an underlying theme in all the songs that make the band unique, well thought out lyrics carried by an infectious melody that delivers a truly distinct sound to pop-rock.

After a solid year of recording and production, 13 tracks made it on their debut release “Spin” which immediately garnered great response from fans and radio. Reviews of their debut album “Spin” have been excellent so far with many comparisons to U2, Train, Maroon5…

“String Theory is a very mature band making very mature music, and its chance of making it onto bigger terrain is highly probable, owing to the fine caliber of material that this album has to offer. It is also refreshing to hear a band that harnesses plenty of subtlety and ambience to make them a really excellent band…" State of Emergency (www.stateofemergency.net)

“Ultra-slick, pop-rock with equal-part-undertones of Jimmy Eat World and Duncan Sheik. Think: G-love on pixie sticks. Stringtheory are a pretty damn good Boston-area act, that most likely do well with 'dem female-types. Singer/Songwriter Costa Toulantas has a crystal clear vocal delivery…” Deek, Pure Rock Fury, WBCN 104.1 Boston.

Coupling Radio Play, an extensive promotional campaign, and a strong gigging schedule around Boston and New York City, their word is getting out. Stringtheory also has a strong online presence on multiple web sites, gaining fans every day. All these elements together with an engaging live performance have built a dedicated following that is ever increasing.

Born in the US but brought up in Greece, Costa (front man, acoustic guitar) as a child has absorbed all the best musical elements of the 70's and 80’s. Equipped with a great sense of melody and distinct writing skills, his vocals bring out character and emotion that separate him from other vocalists.

Adrian (bass, production) born near Boston, is an engineer/producer at Waltz Audio Productions, Boston, MA. He immediately founded a musical relationship with Costa that spun a strong song writing partnership. He has worked beside and produced many top artists putting all his experience in Stringtheory’s album “spin.”

The bands sound started forming after Costa discovered Ryan (drums), who just two years earlier chose to buy a hi-end drum set over an engagement ring and the rest was fate. Ryan has since then developed into an outstanding musician, with his distinctive hi-hat technique and double bass method that has given Stringtheory the raw rock dynamics that they were searching for.

Finally, Rob was the last key ingredient to the mix. The band found Rob through an article in the Boston’s Phoenix magazine, where he declared The Cure as his major influence. Rob brought a tasteful and witty approach to guitar playing adding ambience and finesse to the bands predominantly acoustic sound.
Stringtheory’s influences include U2, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, and The Cure.