"Stir" is a St. Louis, Missouri musical group.
Stir was founded in 1994 as a three piece band at the University of Missouri, and consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Andy Schmidt, bassist Kevin Gagnepain, and drummer Brad Booker.
The band released a self-produced, independent LP titled "Until Now" in 1995 under its own label, Stir Music. Later that year, the band played at the South by Southwest festival. The band signed with the indie label Aware Recordshttp://www.awarerecords.com/ following the performance, subsequently releasing their eponymous debut album, "Stir" in 1996. This record included much of the material from the independent release. Later signed up by major label Capitol Records, the self-titled "Stir" was re-released to wider distribution.
Under the Capitol imprint they also released their sophomore record "Holy Dogs" in 2000 and were praisedhttp://www.cmj.com/articles/display_article.php?id=27534 by radio program directors as the "new golden boys."
The band found some radio success in the alternative rock genre. The highest charting single was "Looking For", from the eponymous debut, which peaked at number 8 in 1997 on the Bill...
|origin||Saint Louis Missouri|
|current members||Andy Schmidt, Kevin Gagnepain, Thom Donovan, John Pessoni|
|past members||Brad Booker|
|music genre||Alternative Rock|