The Endeavors
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The Endeavors


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“Everyone who thinks they know who Seattle’s sexiest lead singer is,
needs to check out THE ENDEAVORS before finalizing their decision." - Sound on the Sound


“NadaMucho loves us some ENDEAVORS, that’s for damn sure." - Nadamucho


The Endeavors has found in singer Stasia Blue an electric voice that crawls deep into you. She's gentle when she needs to be (as in Slow) and also can be as equally powerful rock n' roll when she wants (as in Forest). Bones ripples along in candied clarity and I love it. There's a thumping change of tempo and very pretty bass in Forest that's effective in conveying this sense of real urgency and compulsion: I Don't Do it For the Thrill. The music is sultry and sweet, fixing itself strongly to the lyrics in Slow such as I Don't Want to Rush You/ I Just Want to Touch You After Dark. . . Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove/ I Want that Touch So Very Much. It kind of makes me think of how all those David Lynch soundtracks might sound if they added some pop and toughness.
- Seattle PI


Highway To Me (2009)

The Fine Art of Persuasion (2009)

Seattle Songs From the Underground (Nadamucho Compilation CD - 2008): selected as one of Seattle's top new bands, includes "Demons on the Mouth"

Bones EP (2007) includes "Slow," "Forest," and "Bones"



The Endeavors are lead by charismatic singer, Stasia Cymes. Vibrant and engaging, Stasia’s voice has impressive range and expression. The Seattle P-I says Stasia has, “An electric voice that crawls deep into you,” and Sound on the Sound has said, “Stasia owned the stage with strong vocals and sensual presence.” Drawing heavily from heroes David Bowie and Janis Joplin, the Michigan native creates a commanding, compelling demeanor and undeniable sexuality evident on record and irresistible on stage.

Stasia’s musical counterpart from the Endeavors’ beginning is guitarist Matt Anderson. Classically trained at Cornish, Anderson’s arrangements are rooted in classical intricacies and the power of modern rock ’n’ roll. His knowledge of and intensity for compositional excellence results in a dense and delicate balance of melodic interplay between guitar, bass and supporting rhythms.

The recently solidified rhythm section features Chris Croft on drums and keyboardist Josh LaMar. Since moving from Altoona, PA to Seattle in 1999, Croft has consistently played with many different groups. Croft’s power never compromises precision emulating the style of his heroes Buddy Rich and Neil Peart. Josh LaMar, a transplant from Fresno, CA, mastered classical forms before exploring the electronic side of music. His influences range from Chopin and Dubussy to Depeche Mode and Daft Punk, equally at home on keys and analog synth.

The Endeavors have released their strongest material on Highway To Me. The album includes live favorites Bad Behavior and Big Talk with more contribution from LaMar and Croft. The verdant Endeavors are looking forward, taking on each task with power and confidence.