The Flat Stanleys

The Flat Stanleys

The Flat Stanleys

not a real band(‽) you decide:…if u want a band that sounds good go to the other ones.
Baltimore County, MD

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Kiss Me With Your Headlights by The Flat Stanleys

Andrea Young

Had to listen to this twice, its got lots of charm that took a bit to come through to me.   Send a high quality mp3 to with 'FLUENCE REQUEST - ARTIST NAME - TRACK TITLE' in the subject of the email and I'll include on playlists and shows.  ALready included in Aspenbeat's 'Best New Music'  playlist on Spotify here spotify:user:aspenbeat:playlist:0w0QfIQf4FchpvIAiXWyOD
Lots of whimsy in both the lyrics and the instrumentation.  Very accessible and easy to listen to.  Thanks for sending it along, good luck with your music!

Tyler Martin

wow you guys are sweet
- caught my attention 
- similar sound to the front bottoms or something
- love this style of vocals
- going to be checking out more of your music 
- album cover is pretty punk 
- really great tune, get more solid tunes like this and continue to play as many shows as possible
- a music video could be a good next step 
- come to Toronto 

D Grant Smith

Sounds like Me Without You in an indie folk-rock band. Nice tune! Love the composition and the way the song creates an intrigue in the band's songbook. I'd be interested in diving deeper into your work. There's a potential for airplay on The Appetizer Radio Show I can see from this song. Further radio airplay in other markets too. Message me for details on both or email

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One Sided Fist Fight by The Flat Stanleys

Lauren Gribble

Hello! I really liked the song. The track has a nice flow to it and everything fits well together. The only thing I would change about it is the phone messages included in the song. I felt that having these in there were a distraction when listening to the music, particularly since I could not hear them well, and it was taking away from the tune's overall sound.  

Leks Maltby

On "One Sided Fist Fight" by the Flat Stanleys, the group lay down four minutes of xylophone-tinged plain-spoken indie rock that recalls early 21 Pilots, with voice mail female co-lead vocals thrown in for good measure. At times sounding like turn of the century indie rock in the spirit of the Unicorns, the Flat Stanleys have tapped into a sound that is just old enough to conjure up feelings of nostalgia, which on the verge of 2017 isn't necessarily a bad thing. Minimalism in the songwriting and arranging department serve as this song's strong suit, as every instrument is given room to breathe without every feeling cluttered or busy. Overall a very strong outing by this otherwise up-and-coming outfit.

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Martin Bryant

Really nicely put together overall - I like the variety in panning of the vocals and the lead vocal performance particularly. Either the drums are too quiet in the mix or there's little more than a tambourine for percussion - I can't quite tell. It doesn't hurt the song much, although it does perhaps reduce the overall interest level as the song goes one. About 2/3 through it felt like the song hadn't really evolved at all from the start and variety in drumming could help with that. As it has a lo-fi feel, that's not a massive problem but perhaps think about how to vary the arrangement to keep even casual listeners hooked.

Alan Cross

There are the bones of something interesting here, but the recording/production isn't nearly at the level it needs to be for it to be taken seriously. You need a proper studio with an experienced producer who understands how to best capture what you're about. He/she will also help with the arrangement, mix and performance. And if you want radio to consider it, you'll need a different title.

Again, you're onto something here, but it still has a long, long way to go before it could be considered a viable demo.

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