Comprised of Stephanie Smith (vocals/synths), Dylan Weschler (guitar), Pat Stanton (guitar) and brothers Jake(drums) and PaulStolz (bass), VARSITY is flexipoptransfused with sepia-soaked indie rock, a five-napkin band wiping down memories of faux-nostalgia and expired suburbia.
In 2013, the Chicago quintet debuted its first EP, Thanks for Nothing, and subsequently released VARSITY,a self-titled LP, in March 2015. Both releasesare the infectious sum of each member’s musical aesthetics, and impossibly weighted with all the good stuff -a misbehaved tone and frenetic pulse that polaroids the last recess before summer vacation, tetherball realism, and sunny slaps in the face. Smith’s pliable lyrics and remedying voice make each song feel like she wrote it just for you–your very own five-foot-something bedroom beat poet.
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