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FM Static

FM Static performing in Rochester NY
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop punk
Alternative rock
Powerpop
Years active 2003 – present
Labels Tooth & Nail Records (2003-Present)
Associated acts Thousand Foot Krutch
Website www.fmstatic.com
Members
Trevor McNevan
Steve Augustine
Former members
Justin Smith
Jeremy Smith
John Bunner

FM Static is a two-piece Toronto-based Christian pop punk band currently signed to Tooth & Nail Records. The band was started as a side project by Thousand Foot Krutch frontman Trevor McNevan, and drummer Steve Augustine. The original lineup included John Bunner on guitar and Justin Smith on bass.[1]

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Career

Their first album What Are You Waiting For? was produced by Aaron Sprinkle, who also produced Thousand Foot Krutch's album Phenomenon. The album featured the hit singles "Definitely Maybe", "Something to Believe In", and "Crazy Mary". FM Static toured through 2003 to 2005, John Bunner quickly retired after playing a few shows and so Justin asked his brother Jeremy to fill in for them.

On August 1, 2006, FM Static released their second album titled Critically Ashamed, which featured the single "Waste of Time". Originally, a cover of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" was to be included on this album, but it was removed later in the production process. The band did not tour in support of their second album because the Smith brothers had stopped playing for them. So FM Static became a two-piece band with studio musicians filling in for the other parts. While their second album featured only the single "Waste of Time", the songs "Tonight" and "Moment of Truth" went on to become huge unadvertised internet hits, as well as hits on some radio stations. The song "Tonight" had accumulated over eight million hits on Youtube as of September 2009, while "Moment of Truth" had nearly five million.

On April 7, 2009, FM Static released their third studio album Dear Diary. Written as a concept album, it details the fictional story of a boy facing the difficulties of life, love and faith, as told through his diary entries. The entries themselves were released in a blog prior to the album's release, and are included in the CD booklet, accompanied by illustrations drawn by Worth Dying For guitarist Nathan Parrish. This album featured the singles "Boy Moves to a New Town With An Optimistic Outlook", "The Unavoidable Battle of Feeling On the Outside", and "Take Me As I Am". Trevor announced in a TFK broadcast that FM Static plans to tour again in 2009 to promote the album. This was confirmed when FM Static was added to setlist of the Creation Festival tour alongside TFK as well as Jars of Clay, AA Talks, B.Reith and This Beautiful Republic. Due to the fact the Trevor and Steve could not play all instrumentals, Nick Baumhardt from TFK filled in on the tour, as well as Tom Beaupre on Bass and Keyboards. [2]

McNevan also posted on his Twitter account on February 5th, 2010, that he is in the process of finishing new songs for FM Static, which will appear on a new record. He stated originally that the album's title would be "4", but he later mentioned on his personal Facebook page that the title may be changed, and the official name was still to be announced. No other news has appeared so far, although it has been confirmed on jesusfreakhideout that the album will be released sometime in 2010.[3]

FM Static have been nominated for several GMA Canada Covenant Awards.

Members

  • Trevor McNevan - vocals, guitars (2003-present)
  • Steve Augustine - drums (2003-present)

Touring Members

  • Tom Beaupre - Bass, Keyboard (2009-present)
  • Nick Baumhardt - Guitar (2006-2009)[4]

Former members

  • John Bunner - guitar (2003)
  • Justin Smith - bass (2003-2005)
  • Jeremy Smith - guitar (2004-2005)

Discography

Albums

Year Title Label Chart peaks
US 200 US Heat US Christ
2003 What Are You Waiting For? Tooth & Nail Records
2006 Critically Ashamed 16 38
2009 Dear Diary 199 6 16

Singles

  • 2003: "Definitely Maybe"
  • 2004: "Crazy Mary"
  • 2005: "Something to Believe In"
  • 2006: "Waste of Time"
  • 2006: "Six Candles"
  • 2007: "The Video Store"
  • 2007: "Girl of the Year"
  • 2008: "Tonight"
  • 2008: "Moment of Truth"
  • 2008: "Nice Piece of Art"
  • 2009: "Boy Moves to a New Town with Optimistic Outlook"
  • 2009: "The Unavoidable Battle of Feeling on the Outside"
  • 2009: "Take Me as I Am"
  • 2010: "Her Father's Song"

Songs on compilations

Videos

Awards and recognition

GMA Canada Covenant Awards
  • 2009 nominee, Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year: Dear Diary
  • 2009 nominee, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Take Me as I Am"
Juno Awards

References

External links


Simple English

FM Static
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop punk
Years active 2003 – present
Labels Tooth & Nail Records
Associated acts Thousand Foot Krutch
Website http://www.fmstatic.com
Members
Trevor McNevan
Steve Augustine
Former members
Justin Smith
Jeremy Smith
John Bunner

FM Static is a Pop punk band that makes albums with Tooth & Nail Records. The band was started by Thousand Foot Krutch (another band) lead man Trevor McNevan and Thousand Foot Krutch drummer Steve Augustine. In 2003, they made their first album called (What Are You Waiting For?). This album has sold over 60,000 copies so far[needs proof] and had the singles Definitely Maybe and Crazy Mary. On August 1, 2006, FM Static started selling their second album called Critically Ashamed, which has the single Waste of Time on it.

A third album was announced in late April 2008. The two piece finished recording "dear diary" in early August 2008. It will be out On January 1 2009.

FM Static won the Best Website Ever Made award from the Webgrammys,[1] and they have been nominated for the GMA Canada Covenant Awards.

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Old members

Albums

Singles

  • 2003: Definitely Maybe
  • 2003: Crazy Mary
  • 2003: Something To Believe In
  • 2006: Waste of Time
  • 2006: Six Candles
  • 2006: The Video Store
  • 2006: Girl of the Year
  • 2008: Nice Piece of Art

Music Videos

References

Other websites








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