The Outliars
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The Outliars

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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Unsatisfied with our online Demos, we are in the process of recording our first EP.



The Outliars blend many elements including garage, alternative, and post-rock. A mix of the surreal and visceral. At times dreamy and bizarre, other times raw and biting,and never afraid to explore the darkest corners of the mind.

The band began in the summer of 2010 on the ambitions, ideas, and songs of Ryan Schapals and Cory Leeper. After a long period of writing and creating early recordings, they set out to find other musicians who could enhance and help evolve their sound.

After meeting Cory at Eastern and jamming Randy Gifford was soon added on bass and became an integral part of the song writing process. Long time friend, John Csiha rounded out the band with his furious drumming.

Taking the staples of rock, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, The Outliars strive to put a dark twist on the standards of pop and psychedelic rock. Influenced by the Indy scene, Cory Leeper and Randy Gifford write lyrics in the form of thematic, free verse.