The Standby is comprised of Jordan Sigmund (Vocals, Guitar), Jake Brown (Drums), and Lyle Sallade (Bass, Backing Vocals).
The band has quickly become a dynamic presence in Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas, with the group’s debut release Wintersun (produced by Gary Cioni) finding traction on Spotify playlists and it’s corresponding music video premiering on both Dreambound (YouTube, 282k subs) and Alternative Press. In turn, this solidified the band’s ability to bring something new and fresh to an otherwise stagnant subgenre. The three piece delivers a huge soundscape that is both highly energetic and tragically somber, creating a pallet that any alternative music fan can easily take from and enjoy. The band fuses elements of some of the scene’s most cherished classics (Thrice, Thursday) with more modern stylings reminiscent of some of today’s newer powerhouses (Casey, Movements, Can’t Swim) to form a perfect storm of genre-bending. This has made the Erie, Pennsylvania based emo-indie trio already a rising favorite, playing to over 100 attendees their first time at The Vanguard in Tulsa, Oklahoma and deemed “indie hometown heroes” by the Erie Reader. Their second single Constant Nausea premiered via Dreambound and Alt-Press and earned them the comparison of “Modern day Nirvana.” Their EP Over, Under will be released September 6th.