Open main menu

The Story So Far (band)

The Story So Far is an American pop punk band from Walnut Creek, California, formed in 2007. They are currently signed to Pure Noise Records and have released 4 studio albums.

The Story So Far
Olgas Rock 2015 The Story So Far 02.jpg
The Story So Far at Olgas Rock 2015
Background information
OriginWalnut Creek, California, U.S.
Years active2007–present
LabelsPure Noise, Barrett
  • Parker Cannon
  • Kelen Capener
  • Kevin Geyer
  • Will Levy
  • Ryan Torf
Past membersKevin Ambrose
The Story So Far's logo from Under Soil and Dirt (2011).


Formation and early releases (2007–2010)Edit

The Story So Far formed in Walnut Creek, California in 2007.[1] Their name is taken from the New Found Glory song "The Story So Far".[2] The band consisted of Parker Cannon on vocals, Kevin Geyer and Kevin Ambrose on guitar, Ryan Torf on drums, and Kelen Capener on bass.[1] On December 22, the band released the 5 Songs EP.[3] Ambrose parted ways with the band[1] when he went to college in 2010 and he was replaced by William Levy.[4] In March 2010 it was announced the band had signed to Pure Noise.[5] Two months later the band released an EP, While You Were Sleeping (2010).[5] In November, the band released a split with Maker.[6]

Under Soil and Dirt, What You Don't See and Songs Of EP (2011–2014)Edit

Barrett Records released a split of The Story So Far and Morgan Foster in May 2011.[7] Pure Noise released the band's debut album Under Soil and Dirt in June.[8] On March 26, 2013, they released their second studio album, What You Don't See,[9] which debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.[10] They have also released a split with Stick to Your Guns on June 18.[11] This split contains one new original song, Clairvoyant, and a cover of Pinback's song "Loro". The band was featured on the cover of Alternative Press' March 2013 issue "100 Bands You Need to Know."[12] The band played the entire Warped Tour 2014 on the main stage.[13]

On April 24, 2014, The Story So Far announced they would be releasing Songs Of, an acoustic EP on June 17 through Pure Noise.[14] The record contains some acoustic versions of previous songs, as well as one new original song ("Navy Blue") and a Bob Marley cover.

The Story So Far (2015–2016)Edit

On January 5, 2015, a video titled "The Story So Far Album Teaser #1" was uploaded on the band's official YouTube channel. The video shows multiple clips of the band members with friends goofing around and having fun. At the end of the video a text roll appears, saying "We are writing a new record stay tuned..."[15] On February 23, 2015 a video titled "The Story So Far Album teaser #2" was uploaded on the same channel, showing behind the scenes-footage of the making of the album.[16] On March 15, the band announced their self-titled album would be released on May 18, 2015. "Solo" and "Heavy Gloom" were uploaded to YouTube soon after. On May 11, the band released their full album to stream on their website ahead of the release date of May 19.[17]

Proper Dose (2017–present)Edit

The band reportedly entered the studio to record their fourth studio album in April 2017.[18] On September 13, 2017, the band released the song "Out of It". The track is included on a charity 7" vinyl, which was released on November 3.[19]

The album, titled Proper Dose, was officially announced on July 12, 2018, and was released on September 21, 2018.[20][21] Proper Dose debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, but quickly declined, falling off the chart the following week.[22] In efforts to promote the album, the band embarked on a European tour with supporting acts from Citizen and All Get Out.[23] At the conclusion of their European tour, the band immediately started a U.S. tour with Movements, Citizen, and Turnover.[24] On September 21, 2018 the band released their first music video from Proper Dose for their song "Upside Down",[25] followed by music videos for "Take Me As You Please" and "Proper Dose" on November 8, 2018 and January 22, 2019, respectively.[26][27]


Under Soil and Dirt (2011),[28][29] What You Don't See (2013),[30][31] and The Story So Far (2015)[32][33] have all been described as pop punk. The Story So Far has also been described as having an "edgier" take on pop punk, due to their frequent incorporation of hardcore punk and punk rock elements in their music.[34]






  1. ^ a b c Thomas, Fred. "The Story So Far - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  2. ^ Major, Nick (February 28, 2014). "11 Bands Named After Songs". Alternative Press. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "5 Songs | The Story So Far". Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  4. ^ "Interviews: The Story So Far". Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  5. ^ a b DiVincenzo, Alex (March 29, 2010). "Pure Noise Tells The Story So Far". Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Story So Far/Maker 7 Split | The Story So Far". Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Story So Far / Morgan Foster - Split | Barrett Records". Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  8. ^ Pearlman, Mischa (June 16, 2011). "The Story So Far – Under Soil And Dirt – Alternative Press". Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Moseley, Brittany (March 26, 2013). "The Story So Far – What You Don't See – Alternative Press". Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "The Story So Far - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  11. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (April 25, 2013). "The Story So Far / Stick To Your Guns Releasing Split". Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  12. ^ "100 Bands You Need to Know". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  13. ^ "Vans Warped Tour • Can now say, get pumped for #warpedtour 2014 with..." Warped Tour. February 12, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  14. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (April 24, 2014). "The Story So Far Announce Acoustic EP, 'Songs Of,' Out June 17". Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  15. ^ The Story So Far New Album Teaser #1 The Story So Far CA. January 5, 2015
  16. ^ The Story So Far New Album Teaser #2 The Story So Far CA. February 23, 2015
  17. ^ "The Story So Far Streams Self-Titled Album in Full". Kerrang!. May 12, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "The Story So Far begin recording new album". Alternative Press. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  19. ^ "The Story So Far debut new song, "Out Of It," announce fall tour with Turnstile, Drug Church". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  20. ^ "The Story So Far reveal details of new album 'Proper Dose'". Alternative Press. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  21. ^ "The Story So Far on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  22. ^ "The Story So Far Proper Dose Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  23. ^ "The Story So Far Have Confirmed A UK And European Tour". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  24. ^ "The Story So Far announce 2018 fall U.S. tour". AXS. Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  25. ^ Pure Noise Records (2018-09-21), The Story So Far "Upside Down" Official Music Video, retrieved 2019-03-21
  26. ^ Pure Noise Records (2018-11-08), The Story So Far "Take Me As You Please" Official Music Video, retrieved 2019-03-21
  27. ^ Pure Noise Records (2019-01-22), The Story So Far "Proper Dose" Official Music Video, retrieved 2019-03-21
  28. ^ Nassiff, Thomas. "The Story So Far - Under Soil And Dirt - Album Review". Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  29. ^ "Album Review: The Story So Far". July 28, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  30. ^ Solomon, Blake (March 18, 2013). "Story So Far, The - What You Don't See - Album Review". Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  31. ^ Moseley, Brittany (March 26, 2013). "The Story So Far - What You Don't See". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  32. ^ Ham, Robert. "The Story So Far - The Story So Far album review". DIY. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  33. ^ Hines, Hannah (May 19, 2015). "Album Review: The Story So Far – S-T". Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  34. ^ renaldo69. "The Story So Far - What You Don't See". Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  35. ^ Contributor, Brandon Drick. "Review: The Story So Far returns with 'Proper Dose,' finding the right mix of energy and heart".

External linksEdit