Charleston, West Virginia | February 16, 2017 - Emerging from the tucked away and nestled Kanawha River, the Alternative Pop clan A Story Told is stoked to announce off their debut album Keep Watch their latest single "Weather." Although West Virginia may not be known as the musical hotbed of the nation, the scorching music group proves to show it should not be overlooked. A Story Told is an emotionally forward and irresistibly catchy five-piece outfit that is pioneering their way through the Appalachians, the moral of their tale: the best bands come from unlikely places.
After each parted with their previous band's, vocalist Alex Chaney, guitarists Josh Allen and Zach Sallade, bassist Zach Holley, and drummer Casey Hardman would have never expected the successful upshot the band is today. A Story Told takes pride in making their music genuine and having the opportunity to let their personalities shine through. In 2013 the band released their first EP, an acoustic offering titled Fall Back; followed by their 2014 EP, What Got Me Here In The First Place. Their recordings gained enough traction to earn them a spot on the Pittsburgh stop of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour along with an appearance at Charleston's outdoor concert series Live on the Levee. A Story Told also climbed the top 100 Alternative iTunes charts as well as featured on PopBuzz's 12 Awesome Pop Punk Covers of Pop Songs That You Need To Hear!
Establishing their reputation in the West Virginia scene, A Story Told struts along the intersection of pop and rock with the debut of their 10 track album Keep Watch. Cut from the same cloth as bands like PVRIS and The Dangerous Summer, songs like "All of You" and "Cold Blooded" showcase their enthralling rock melodies, while "Material Drive By" spotlights their pop disposition. In releasing their first full length record, the band hopes to accentuate that everyday life is a mixed bag of emotions and just like everybody else, they too experience these emotions. With their latest video for "Weather" premiering exclusively with PASTE Magazine Chaney elaborates:
"The song is about a past relationship and the "what ifs" that follow. You know, everybody thinks about going back in time and fantasizes about how things could've turned out differently. But so often you don't really understand circumstances and consequences of your decisions until you're way beyond them. Sometimes the only real closure you can have is accepting things for what they are, appreciating what you had, and moving on from it knowing that it will always stick with you."