Anthony Rainville, Nick Crist, Andrew Elliott, and Steve Ackles, otherwise known as STAY, have been stirring up a serious buzz in and around their hometown of Boston, MA. The boys just recently completed a string of tour dates with Down With Webster and have also hit the road with major bands like The Maine, Allstar Weekend and their personal favorite, You Me and Everyone We Know. While their fellow tour mates might be teaching the boys of STAY a thing or two about being humble, they’ve definitely earned a few bragging rights in our book. Still entirely unsigned, the boys have been featured in major rock music mags like Alternative Press and have earned spots on highly coveted end of the year top-ten lists like Purevolume’s Top Unsigned Bands of 2009 and AbsolutePunk.net’s top 100.
But, at the end of the day, we all know pop/rock bands are a dime a dozen. So, how do the boys keep people talking? According to Steve, it’s their work ethic and irresistible live show. “I think we’re definitely able to differentiate our live show from others. We’ve been going to concerts and live shows forever and have taken all we’ve learned from years of watching, and have applied it to our live performance. We’re grateful for our chance to step on stage every night and we never take that for granted.” It might also help a little, that the boys have teamed up with John Naclerio, (the producer/engineer for My Chemical Romance) to help produce their new full-length record. The new album, American Cherry Bomb, is available now in the US as well as Japan via Twilight Records.