Stresser / Toronto, ON
A blend of late 90's Olympia, WA screamo and lo-fi emo jazz, Stresser has been confusing hardcore kids since they first set foot on stage. Are they a bunch of misfit jazz kids? Could they be channelling fading predecessors, Unwound or Lowercase? Too many questions. Just listen.
From the band: "Ivan and Ben have been playing together since grade 9 even though the first time they jammed Ivan threw up and collapsed on Ben's porch after playing Smells Like Teen Spirit for 5 minutes."