The group made their first dent in the scene with their debut album, Oceans Apart, in 2018. With a lineup from the band’s earlier stages of development consisting of just Welch, O’Brien, and Klick, Oceans Apart proved to be a refined take of a collection of songs borne out of highschool jamming from the trio. Self-recorded and produced by Welch in a basement, armed with nothing but an eight track mixer and a couple of microphones, the record gave the group their rough-around-the-edges, angsty, dramatic and psychedelically manic alternative rock sound.
O! Tribulations, the group’s latest project, released in 2019, stands as evidence that just as quickly as the band can familiarize themselves with a sound, they can deconstruct it, pick out the parts they enjoy, and move on to the next one without flinching. It serves as a more personal, more refined, more diverse, and more ambitious record, while introducing more psychedelia and pop into the music without taking out any of the bite. The Stone Lows have since been known for their eclectic genre-hopping and exacting high-energy performances, walking their own tightrope between coherence and perpetual sonic experimentation.