Crime in Stereo
Crime in Stereo performing live in 2007
|Origin||Levittown, New York,|
|Genres||Hardcore punk, melodic hardcore|
|Labels||Blackout!, Nitro, Bridge Nine|
Crime in Stereo is a Long Island-based hardcore punk band. Active from 2002 to 2011, the group released four full-length albums and a compilation, recording for the labels Blackout!, Nitro, and Bridge Nine before disbanding. In 2012, the group reunited, though they have not released new music since then.
Crime in Stereo formed in 2001 and recorded a homemade demo tape that same year. The band released their debut, a split with New York City's Kill Your Idols, in 2003 on Blackout! Records. In early 2004, the band released their debut full-length in conjunction with Brightside Records, Explosives and the Will to Use Them and was well received by several punk music webzines. In early 2005 the band signed with Nitro Records, owned by Dexter Holland of The Offspring. Although a four-song EP titled The Contract was released in July 2005 to finish up the band's contract with Blackout! Records / Brightside, the band released the Fuel. Transit. Sleep EP that same year with Nitro Records containing two songs from the following album, The Troubled Stateside, which was released April 18, 2006 on Nitro Records.
The band left Nitro Records some time after the release of The Troubled Stateside and signed to Bridge Nine Records who released their Mike Sapone-produced third full-length, Crime in Stereo Is Dead, on October 23, 2007. During this time several of the band's members held jobs outside of music; bassist Mike Musilli began teaching at the high school level, and guitarist Alex Dunne worked for the Democratic Party in the state of New York.
The band released a 10-song collections disc titled Selective Wreckage on Bridge 9 in late 2008.
Their fourth studio album, I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, was released in February 2010. This record reached #23 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. On August 9, 2010 they announced that Crime In Stereo was disbanding. On September 8, 2010, the band released a letter explaining the split.
Crime In Stereo's final show took place January 14, 2011 at Bergen Point Country Club, on Long Island. The band reunited to open for the Movielife's final show on August 26, 2011 at the Best Buy Theatre in Manhattan.
Bassist Gary Cioni now plays in Long Island band Daytrader. They are currently signed to Rise Records.
On October 3, 2012 Crime In Stereo announced the end of their hiatus, saying they will be writing new music.