While Los Angeles band Stamps sound is catchy, contemporary, dance-inspiring pop, the band is somewhat of an anomaly in the often studio-centered world of chart topping music. From the beginning, singer/songwriter Ren Patrick and songwriter/drummer Adam James have adhered to a more traditional “old-school” rock band ethic—non-stop band rehearsals broken up only when they are packed up in a van and criss-crossing the country touring. “We want to write music that is fun for people, that helps them get over broken hearts and hard times.” And from the beginning, both agree the best way to accomplish this was organically--to actually get out there and be with the people they want to inspire.
The band was first formed three years ago when Adam and Ren met through mutual friends in Los Angeles. They connected immediately and soon thereafter Texas native Ren was on her way to LA, finishing her last year of high school online while the band toured and recorded. In addition to their creative bond, both share a drive and passion for music that led them to pursue their paths relentlessly at an early age. Adam, a twenty-one year old transplant from the Chicago music scene, came to Los Angeles and played with members of OneRepublic and OK Go in the power pop band Debate Team. Ren, a singer essentially since birth, studied jazz and musical theater growing up. Her powerhouse voice and talent as a performer earned her a full scholarship to the Conservatory of Music in Bordeaux in France (as well as over ten invitations to sing the national anthem for the Houston Astros).
Stamps has seen a whirlwind of extensive touring and recording from day one. Among those that they have played with is The Rocket Summer, Trevor Jackson, Blush, Justine Skye, The Like, Lisa Scinta, Shinobi Ninja, Dawes, Camryn, Ludo, Tommy & The High Pilots, Emily King and Forever The Sickest Kids. Their self-titled CD was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Social D) and is currently available on Itunes. When they get back from their current tour, they will find themselves back in the studio working on a new E.P.