Rock quintet Surround Sound materialized in Geneva, IL, following the 2003 dissolution of the area punk band Slow Motion Massacre. Bobby Lord, Justin Park, Dave Stach, and Jake Anderson collectively decided to change their band's name and musical style after seeing Anderson's older brother Zack perform with his power pop outfit, the Velvet Velvet. Determined to undergo a complete transformation, the guys switched up on their instruments as well. Main songwriter Lord went from drums to vocals/guitar; Anderson traded bass for drums; Stach changed from lead guitar to bass; Park went from rhythm guitar to lead. Taking influence from the Beatles, Matthew Sweet, Teenage Fanclub, Superdrag, and more, the guys worked on crafting catchy songs that complemented a high-energy live show. Surround Sound became an official five-piece two years after ...
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