Crossroads PresentsThe Stolen / Teenender / Rival Island
Before honing its songwriting skills to craft inviting pop hooks and kinetic guitar melodies, the Stolen began as a group of friends exploring their love of music by learning and performing AC/DC songs together.
Almost 10 years later, after playing countless shows locally, the band released Adults in 2013, which it recorded with producer/engineer Jesse Cannon (Animal Collective, the Misfits). In 2015, the Stolen reached a turning point with the release of its single “Chardonnay,” recorded with producer Paul Levitt (All Time Low, Have Mercy). In spring 2016, the band self-released and self-produced the EP I’m So Dead, which showcased its shift from a fast, loud pop-punk band to a more groove-driven, pop-rock sound. It also landed the band recognition from MTV, which called the EP “the perfect pop-alt soundtrack to take you into the summer season.” Meanwhile, between recording stints, the band has continued touring aggressively. In addition to self-booked stretches with peers, the Stolen has toured or performed with acts such as Neon Trees, the All-American Rejects, the Academic, Jake Miller, and Punchline.
Fragile Heart, released in May 2017, is the band’s most collaborative effort to date. It was recorded with a DIY mentality, with drums and vocals predominantly recorded from home. With Fragile Heart, the Stolen has accomplished something that sounds familiar and comforting with an ’80s pop vibe that is simultaneously young, fresh, and new.
Teenender is a pop band from Boston, Massachusetts. Drawing heavy influences from the ’80s and ’90s, the band’s goal is to get your feet moving.
Rival Island is an indie rock band from Boston.