SECOND FLOOR STEREO is a Nashville pop/punk band made up of Brantley Pollock (vocals/guitar) and Erich Sandersfeld (drummer/producer). The duo came together in 2015 through their mutual love of “pop/punk”, fusing elements of punk rock and pop music, combining uptempo arrangements with driving electric guitar hooks and catchy, pop-driven choruses and is quickly gaining fans.
The two were introduced through a mutual friend and just for fun, wrote a song together with Sandersfeld producing. The two enjoyed the process so much they decided to continue creating tunes several of which became their forthcoming debut EP “Blue Tattoo”. During this creative period the two became best friends making the decision to start a band an easy one. “We quickly realized that we had so much fun doing it, and we dug how the song turned out, that we decided to go for it, says Pollock. What better way to spend your life than making music you love with your bro?” Pollock, who has spent the better part of the last decade acting in various television roles, appreciates the importance of doing what you love. “Not only is Second Floor Stereo one of the most fun projects I've ever done, it also allows us to make music the way we want to.” For Sandersfeld, the key is good songs. “I want to write really good songs as a band that sound incredible and also connect well with people in a live setting.”
It’s not hard to see that Second Floor Stereo is having the time of their lives making music that its founders love. “Not only is Second Floor Stereo one of the most fun projects I've ever done, it also allows us to make music the way we want to. There is no creative leash, there isn't a third-party vision that we're having to adapt to. It's awesome.” Pollock states matter of factly. Sandersfeld agrees adding, “I told people in my home town that I was going to move to Nashville and play drums in a punk band, and was kind of joking, but it’s happening so that’s cool I guess, he says with a chuckle. My goal is to be successful enough as a band so I can quit my job at Starbucks.”
We always loved the Punk Goes Pop albums...
... so we thought we'd give it a shot ourselves.