Embracing randomness has always been part of the design. Piero Montemurro (guitar) placed a classified ad, hoping to start a new project when his band, Marble Weed, had hit a wall. Justin Koetsier (vocals) joined on and brought in Arih Struger-Kalkman (bass), whom he met at a bookstore. Later, Piero's co-worker, Tommy (drums) was added to the lineup and Stereo Sunrise played their first gig two weeks later in Coboconk, ON. In early 2017, Tommy was accepted to music school for drumming.
The Niagara-based group released their second EP, 'Wait for it', which was recorded with JUNO Award-winning producer, Siegfried Meier, and Jordan Rutledge of Orange Couch Records. After Tommy and Stereo parted ways Mark Hoerdt (Knife The Wolf) was brought aboard and work begain on the next EP coming in early 2018.
The title track, 'Wait for it', from the previously aforementioned EP, presents a thoughtful insight from Holland-born, but Welland-raised lead singer, Justin Koetsier. The song compares the ups and downs of life to the nature of the tide, the struggle of meeting expectations to a current on a waiting storm, and the long wait to getting what you want out of life to the boundless waveform. The encouraging and evocative words could be from father to son, or daughter to mother, or from self to former self, as we all seem to be just waiting for a little time.
Don’t be afraid to let a different state of mind
Bring you a change of pace
There are those who would have you believe to the other side
Don’t you think you might like to try
No ones blaming the stars
Or the lengths that they will go
Hear it in my voice
Put my words aside
The conversation fails
When talking of years from now
I don’t hear it in my voice
So say hello and try to mellow out a bit
And remain in calmer days
There are those of you who believe in the other side
So you don’t have to wake up at all
No one fell from the stars
To tell us what to do
We just come and go and we die off too
Who knows how long we’ll be here
To sip from the cup of gold