STATS

STATS
Tony Gedrich - bass, electronics, vocals; Joe Petrucelli - guitar; Nick Podgurski - vocals; Hank Shteamer - drums, vocals

STATS are an aggressive, progressive rock trio from New York.

Hank Shteamer and Joe Petrucelli cofounded the band in 2002, along with original bassist Tom Kelly, under the name Stay Fucked. Their sound has evolved considerably since then, but the project has always been dedicated to rawness, intensity, complexity and abandon. The current STATS material draws on sludgy math rock (Keelhaul, Loincloth), progressive punk (ALL/Descendents, Black Flag), dire post-hardcore (Hoover, Quicksand), gritty prog/fusion (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Yes), technical thrash (…And Justice for All, Rust in Peace), artful rock & roll (Thin Lizzy, Queens of the Stone Age) and many other styles.

Mercy, released in August of 2015 on the New Atlantis label, is the band's first full-length release, following a series of EPs. Tracked at Brooklyn's Strange Weather studio with engineer Ben Greenberg, the album is the most intense and ambitious STATS recording to date, ranging in style from seething post-hardcore to frenetic prog-punk and atmospheric doom. Primarily an instrumental band in the past, STATS employ vocals extensively here—as well as synths, samples and other compelling textures—to complement their core guitar-bass-drums palette. The result is an album of primally intense yet richly detailed 21st-century rock music.

In 2016, STATS welcomed Nick Podgurski as a full-time lead vocalist.

Prior to Mercy, STATS released three EPs, the most recent of which, Crowned, came out on the respected Illinois metal imprint The Path Less Traveled in 2010. During more than a decade of live performance, the band have shared bills with Dysrhythmia, Buke and Gase, the Fucking Champs, Keelhaul, Mick Barr, Cheer-Accident, Loincloth, Zs and many other underground luminaries. The members of STATS have also played in Aa (Big A little a), Extra Life, Psalm Zero, Archaeopteryx and Hexa.

Visit statsbrooklyn.bandcamp.com to stream Mercy and other STATS recordings.