Chicago-based indie pop band The Webstirs have released six albums of catchy, clever songs in collaboration with longtime producer Matt Allison (Lawrence Arms/Split Single/Alkaline Trio). This Fall they will release their seventh.
Formed in 1994 by Pisellini and childhood friend Mark Winkler (keys/vocals), their musical sensibilities have always been anchored in the strong melodies and rich harmonies of their 60s and 70s rock/pop influences. The current lineup includes former Redwalls drummer Jordan Kozer, who joined in 2009, as well as newest additions of bassist Gregg Juhlin and guitarist/vocalist Doug Bobenhouse. Gregg is a fellow veteran of the Chicago music scene, having played in the seminal 90s band The Slugs. “Gregg comes from a similar place musically and is an amazing addition” says Winkler. “This is definitely our most cohesive lineup. It really shows on the new album and we’re excited for people to hear it.”
Doug Bobenhouse is the vocalist for acclaimed St Louis’ pop rockers The Sun Sawed in Half. In addition to guitar and vocals, Bobenhouse also contributes songwriting on the the latest album. “Adding another songwriter to the mix was challenging at first”, says Winkler. “But ultimately it led to some cool new directions and great three-part harmonies”