Yesterday we speculated that the return of late-’00s pop punk trio Short Stack was imminent. It’s now evident that a big announcement is coming this Thursday February 6.
It didn’t require much sleuthing to figure this out. The band’s Twitter account has been reactivated, with the first tweets appearing since 2016. The first is a black and white image of the band onstage with the date “06/02/20” in bold text.
— Short Stack (@shortstackband) February 3, 2020
Then there’s a link to a page on the Frontier Touring website, which features the same image appended by a countdown timer. It’s counting down to 8am (AEDT) on Thursday.
Short Stack have also opened a new Instagram account. One of its first two posts is a screen shot showing the band’s name trending. The caption reads, “Damn. Wait till Thursday tho.”
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If you do a quick Google search for the band’s official website, you’ll see that its meta description says “‘Sandy’ out March 13.” This make us pretty confident the Central Coast pop punkers will be releasing new music next month, too.
Short Stack have been out of action since 2015. The teenaged trio of Shaun Diviney, Andy Clemmensen and Bradie Webb gained a massive Myspace following in the mid-’00s. By 2009, they were on the road with artists like the Veronicas, Good Charlotte and Simple Plan.
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Their debut album Stack Is the New Black came out in August of that year, making it to #1 on the ARIA charts. This is Bat Country followed in 2010, but by March 2012 the band had broken up. Short Stack’s post-breakup record Art Vandelay was released “for the fans” in 2013. A brief reunion in 2015 spawned the album Homecoming, but it was over as quickly as it had begun.