The Remainers
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The Remainers

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative




"KROQ Featured Artist"

"It could be only a matter of time before The Remainers become a household name, so might as well get a head start on the herd by jumping on the wagon waiting on the other side of this page."

"Buzzbands LA"

"...big melodies plopped in clean production, with choruses ready for your FM dial." - Kevin Bronson

"Review: The Remainers “Formal Fridays” [EP]"

The Remainers are a modern rock band with 80s pop influences, an outgrowth of a band called Big City Rock, which we previously praised here. The Remainers are Nate Bott on guitar/vocals, Frank Staniszewski on keyboards, Jason Lautenschleger on bass, and Kaumyar on Drums. “Formal Fridays” is their first EP, consisting of six must-have tracks that Big City Rock fans are sure to love.

The sprinkling keyboards at the start of “House”, which kicks off the EP, will make you think you stuck the “Better Off Dead” soundtrack into your disc player…until the contemporary guitars blast through the mix. “House” is a hot track fresh from the Big City Rock songbook (video below) that radio should be playing night and day. “Another Moment Like This” is another upbeat slice of rock delivering the best of what this band has to offer. “Blessing In Disguise” has a markedly darker sound, but the band’s retention of a strong melody throughout puts their stamp on it and makes it a winner. The splendid power ballad “I Got A Chance” could have been a 1988 prom theme, but it sounds edgy enough to serve the same role at next year’s prom. “When You Need Me” ends the EP on a powerful and energetic note, leaving you begging for more.

With driving verses, arena ready choruses, and a flair for the pop rock sounds of the 80s, The Remainers should be at the top of everyone’s playlist. Check them out if you like Rock Kills Kid, The 88, Neon Trees, or (naturally) Big City Rock. I can’t wait to hear more from these guys. - BMF-Bill's Music Forum


Formal Fridays--2010



In 2009, former members of Big City Rock and Siren Six! regrouped to form The Remainers. Having been tossed through the major label machines, the band decided to take other survivors into the studio with them to mix things up.  For two weeks in the pool house on the back side of Graham Nash’s property, friends of the band provided their talents to help create what would eventually be called Formal Fridays, The Remainers' first 6-song EP. Comprised of Nate Bott(guitar/vox), Frank Staniszewski(keyboards), Jason Lautenschleger(bass) and Kaumyar(drums), The Remainers bring a modern indie vibe to influences ranging from Tom Petty to Oasis. Having been a featured artist by LA's106.7 KROQ and 98.7 KYSR, they keep busy playing shows across Los Angeles and along the West Coast. Formal Fridays is available at all major online music distributors.