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The Stiletto Formal
|Origin||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Genres||Post-hardcore, progressive rock, experimental rock|
The Stiletto Formal was a self-proclaimed "eccentric rock and roll" band from Phoenix, Arizona, and were one of the few rock bands featuring a cello and other exotic instruments and effects as an integral part of their sound. In addition to these qualities and unusual time signatures, Kyle Howard's falsetto provided distinction in their music. Their lyrics are often constructed into a short story format. They had gained a local fanbase in Arizona and were attracting national attention after playing nationwide tours and appearing on the Vans Warped Tour; however, band frontman Kyle Howard relocated to Los Angeles in 2009, and the group's Facebook and Myspace profiles have since been devoid of group activity.
In addition to their two released EP's, Masochism In The Place Of Romance and This Is My Boomstick, the band has four unreleased songs, "The Everlasting Gaze" originally performed by Smashing Pumpkins two demos called "This Song Can't Be About Blowing Things Up Because Of Terrorism". and "Moonshine" as well as a song entitled "Botox in Bulk" which was never recorded.
Their debut album is entitled ¡Fiesta Fiesta Fiesta Fiesta!, which is self-described as being "dark but still upbeat" with sound engineer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead) as sound engineer. It was released on October 21, 2008. They worked with producers Cory Spotts (Job For A Cowboy, Greeley Estates) and Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Outkast, Beck) for the album, which was released on Eyeball Records.