The Stack
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The Stack

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Slipstream - 2004
We are the Listeners - 2006

both discs recorded/released independently and without label support


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Influenced by classic rock and the best of modern rock and pop, The Stack's sound can best be described as somewhere between The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Radiohead. Thanks to the members' strong musical backgrounds, The Stack is as melodic, rocking, and creative as anyone out there today. The Stack's songs combine pounding riffs, rolling swing rhythms, and searing lead guitar. Their acoustic tracks further illustrate their mastery of intricate melody and harmony.

The Stack was formed while the members all attended high school together in Corvallis, Oregon. They all played or sang in performing groups, and when songwriters Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich met in their sophomore year, they began to write songs and play together. After many months of practicing they began to play shows around Oregon, gaining a following and experience. They have performed on the main stage at DaVinci Days, The Benton County Fair, The Portland Rose Festival, and the Oregon State Fair.

The Stack's musical influences are as diverse as the band's sound. Songwriters Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich both had their beginnings in classical piano and voice, which gave them a vast theoretical knowledge and complete harmonic control of their work. While this plays strongly into the way they construct their songs, the band also takes cues from rock influences including Wilco, The Beatles, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Weezer, and Led Zeppelin.

Slipstream, The Stack's debut album, was recorded the summer of 2004, and released December 3rd. Without a label or any promotion, The Stack has sold over 800 copies of it, mainly in the Corvallis area. Slipstream shows that The Stack can play something for everyone: heavy rock (The Way You Want), their twist on blues (The Apple Song), fast danceable swing (Swing Madness), atmospheric acoustic ballads (Daylight), and even an epic jam (Into The Sun).

Released August 2006, The Stack's follow-up album We are the Listeners includes songs written over the course of the previous 3 years. It includes blasts of funk guitar in "Take It," waves of static in "Pocket," which has been acclaimed by critics as early Pink Floyd but better, gentle acoustic pop in "Years and Years," and a shaking frantic groove in "San Quentin." Already, the four tracks from We are the Listeners that have been submitted to have recieved Track of the Day awards, and two of them have broken the Top 20 in Indie Rock. The Stack plans to tour with this album in the summer of 2007.

Psychedelic noise coexists with sugar-sweet melodies to create The Stack's sound, both familiar and like nothing you've ever heard before.