About Verity in Stereo
New York, NY
Verity in Stereo defy easy categorization.
At the heart of the band is a sense of family. In late 2007, vocalist Kiirstin Kuhi left her former post-hardcore band and joined creative forces with her pianist/card-sharp brother Mikal, writing songs at the upright piano in their parents' living room. They performed for over a year as a piano/vocal duo, under the name HIP LIKE [blank] until the release of their eponymous debut EP in February 2009.
For their release show opening for MAE at the School of Rock, the siblings Kuhi enlisted the talents of family friend and experienced hardcore/metal drummer Craig Williams, whose enthusiasm for collaborating on a completely different style of music led him to become a permanent member. In 2009 they were joined by multi-instrumentalist and longtime friend Corinne Cavallo, whose back-up vocal, flute, clarinet, and saxophone talents proved unique but vital.
With songs that are at once intimate and grandiose, playful and melancholy, Verity in Stereo draw from jazz, rock, hip-hop, folk and pop to create a unique sound as idiosyncratic as their influences but far greater than the sum of its parts.