Baltimore band Stacked Like Pancakes’ social media channels have gone mysteriously blank, and a brand new countdown has appeared on their website. The clock appears to be ticking down to February 28th, though no additional information has been given: www.stackedlikepancakes.com.
Stacked Like Pancakes recently announced that they’ll be bringing their unique brand of boisterous brass rock to fans all over the United States with their upcoming spring headline tour. The band will be hitting the road in April, visiting Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Chicago, etc., with more shows to be announced.
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.
Most recently Stacked Like Pancakes released a brand new song and video, “45,” which premiered exclusively viaAlternative 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.