Slacker Logo


Story of the Year

Story of the Year took root in the late '90s under a different name, Big Blue Monkey, in St. Louis, MO. At the time of its inception, the band's sound was much heavier (similar to the Deftones), and the lineup that would eventually become Story of the Year was not yet in place. Big Blue Monkey played frequent shows in the St. Louis area, issued several EPs, and endured the lineup fluctuations typical to any struggling combo. Creative and persistent self-promotion soon caught the ear of producer John Feldmann, who in turn brought Maverick Records into the picture. By 2002, Big Blue Monkey had become Story of the Year, signed a record contract, moved to Southern California, and toured with Feldmann and Goldfinger. The lineup of vocalist Dan Marsala, bassist Adam Russell, drummer Joshua Willis, and guitarists Ryan Phillips and Phillip Sneed entered the studio with Feldmann, emerging in spring 2003 with the debut album Page Avenue. Story did some Warped Tour dates during the summer to advance the record, which was released the following September. By this point, the band's sound had morphed completely and comfortably into emo-inflected post-grunge, akin to groups like Thrice or the similarly Feldmann-shepherded Used. The CD/DVD set Live in the Lou/Bassassins followed in spring 2005; it was a precursor to In the Wake of Determination, which appeared in October and debuted at number 19 on the Billboard charts. Three years later, Story of the Year released their third album, The Black Swan, on Epitaph Records. The Black Swan charted even higher than its predecessor and led to another Warped Tour run, as well as additional tour dates. One year later, the band was back in the studio creating The Constant, which they released in early 2010. ~ Johnny Loftus
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Story of the Year

Albums by
Story of the Year

Top Songs by
Story of the Year

  1.   Song
  2.   Until the Day I Die
  3.   Anthem of Our Dying Day
  4.   Sidewalks
  5.   And the Hero Will Drown
  6.   Page Avenue
  7.   In the Shadows
  8.   The Ghost of You and I
  9.   Falling Down
  10.   Taste the Poison
  11.   Take Me Back
  12.   Dive Right In
  13.   Won Threw Ate
  14.   I'm Alive
  15.   Wake Up
  16.   Swallow the Knife
  17.   Burning Years
  18.   The Dream Is Over
  19.   The Antidote
  20.   Divide and Conquer
  21.   Time Goes On
  22.   Ten Years Down
  23.   Terrified
  24.   Cannonball
  25.   Apathy Is a Deathwish
  26.   The Black Swan
  27.   Angel in the Swamp
  28.   Wake Up the Voiceless
  29.   Meat Head
  30.   We Don't Care Anymore
  31.   Razorblades
  32.   Holding On to You
  33.   To the Burial
  34.   The Virus
  35.   Welcome to Our New War
  36.   Message to the World
  37.   March of the Dead
  38.   The Heart of Polka Is Still Beating
  39.   Our Time Is Now
  40.   Tonight We Fall
  41.   Your Unsung Friend
  42.   Remember a Time
  43.   Eye for an Eye
  44.   Tell Me (P.A.C.)
  45.   Choose Your Fate
  46.   Pay Your Enemy
  47.   Sleep
  48.   Five Against the World
  49.   Stereo
  50.   "Is This My Fate?" He Asked Them
  51.   The Children Sing
  52.   Pale Blue Dot (Interlude)
  53.   We're Not Gonna Make It

Artists Related to Story of the Year

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |