Two months after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund their forthcoming third album, Strange Creatures, brass rock band Stacked Like Pancakes is celebrating reaching their goal of $100,000. The campaign concluded over the weekend with 869 backers and over $101.6k, which will be used for the recording, mixing, mastering, production, and distribution of the new record. The band celebrated Sunday night with friends and family at a hometown show at The Ottobar in Baltimore, concluding their month-long U.S. headline tour.
On reaching their goal, the band shares: “It was hard to see the big picture while we were in the thick of the crowdfunding, but what we’ve accomplished with the Pancake Nation is truly extraordinary. We are so grateful for our passionate fans and supporters and we can’t wait to record and release your new album, STRANGE CREATURES!“
Stacked Like Pancakes gave fans a taste of the new record back in February with their latest single, “Hollow,” which was produced by Matt Squire (Kesha, Demi Lovato, Good Charlotte, All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco). The band will be returning to the studio with Squire later this year to complete Strange Creatures.
Beginning in 2007, Stacked Like Pancakes was founded on an idolization of artists like Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, and Less Than Jake. Following the 2011 debut ska album We’re Not Insane, Stacked Like Pancakes and renaissance frontman-songwriter Kellen McKay began to develop an obsession with breaking genre boundaries. The band has since proven to maintain a thick sonic texture through a synthesis of inspirations including Reel Big Fish, twenty one pilots, Foo Fighters, Paramore, Cage the Elephant, and an untraceable amount of other artists and genres.
Stacked Like Pancakes found their niche in music festivals in 2012, supporting Kid Cudi at Towson University’s Tigerfest. In 2014, SLP won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands competition, earning their first appearance on the Vans Warped Tour. When they were invited to return in 2015, the Warped Tour sparked a love for the road. In March 2017, Stacked Like Pancakes was a featured artist for the Vans Warped Tour, performing alongside Bless the Fall, Memphis May Fire, Jule Vera, and Microwave at the official Warped Tour Kickoff Party in Orlando, Florida. During this stretch of time, they embarked on several self-booked headlining tours, a national tour supporting ska-parallels Reel Big Fish, and in 2015 released their fan-funded sophomore album THIS IS US.
Recently Stacked Like Pancakes released a brand new song and video, “45,” which premiered exclusively via Alternative Press one year after the most controversial election in our nation’s history. Inspired by Donald Trump, “45” is a song of defiance, hope, and humor in a time when we desperately need all three.
2018 promises to be a big year for Stacked Like Pancakes, a band that epitomizes a tough DIY work ethic despite a meaningless band name, and they are rightfully on the rise to claim an international stage of their own.
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