It has been a year in the making and Van Stee is following up their popular single "We Are" with a debut album of the same name. Concocted by Charlie Van Stee and Josh Kaplan, the now five-piece has been gaining steam in the Twin Cities with their Brit-inspired pop rock.
The band didn't expect "We Are" to take off so quickly. But listeners were ravenous for the Beta Band sound-alike, and Van Stee quickly turned into a full-fledged outfit, playing frequent shows and holing up for almost a year at Humans Win! Recording Studios to create their first full-length.
By the time they played the inaugural installment of Local Current Live at the Cedar Cultural Center last summer, audience members were already wild about an act who only had one song to their name. Now with We Are on the release horizon, they've firmly established themselves as a local band to watch in 2013 with a collection of anthem sing-alongs sure to fill venues in the coming months.
For this in-studio, the band recorded at Humans Win! with Jarod Hadaway and Lance Conrad. Video was shot by Piper Sigel Bruse, Eliza Cate Lynard and Alex Ward.
Songs performed: "We Are," "When The Hammer Comes" and "Send It Over"
- Van Stee