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New Zealand’s smartass retort to Amount 41, Steriogram honed its hodgepodge of rock chuggery, white-boy hip-hop, and outsized funk tomfoolery around its hometown of Auckland before striking international pay dirt and grime in 2004 using the low-culture anthem “Light Garbage.” The track dated from 2001, when its online video — offering the exuberant rapping of Steriogram drummer Tyson Kennedy — triggered a mix in NZ. A earlier single had currently obtained Steriogram some see, but the reaction to “White colored Garbage” spurred the band’s decision to set up Kennedy as full-time MC/frontman and add a higher hip-hop impact into its currently energetic clang. Kennedy, guitarist/vocalist Brad Carter, bassist Jake Adams, and guitarist Tim Youngson asked drummer pal Jared Wrennall to become listed on the team, and parlayed the single’s hype into some higher-profile gigs. Capitol observed, and authorized Steriogram in past due 2002. David Kahne (Sublime, Sugars Ray) was tapped to create the resulting documenting sessions, so when the Schmack! LP made an appearance domestically in-may 2004, it boasted an enormous, radio-friendly audio and plenty of loopy humor.

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