Stepdad was formed in a sweltering Chicago apartment in the summer of 2009 when two songwriters turned roommates, Ultramark and Ryan McCarthy, began writing songs together. The duo then relocated to Grand Rapids, MI to write and record their first EP, Ordinaire. A remastered version, featuring two new tracks not on the original EP, was released September 6th, 2011.
After the release of their EP, some notable highlights include: 230,000+ views of their video for "My Leather, My Fur, My Nails" (see below), tours with Rubblebucket, Fitz and the Tantrums and dates with Passion Pit.
Now that production their debut full length has wrapped and the band has signed to Black Bell Records (Passion Pit's Ayad Al Adhamy's New Label) they are making two special appearances in NYC, tonight at Santos Party House and tomorrow night at Grasslands. Go if you can make it. It's going to be great.