Static and Surrender
Every once in a while, paths cross at just the right time, in the right place, and within the right circumstances. Such is the case for San Francisco alternative rock upstarts Static and Surrender—Jeff Campbell [lead vocals, guitar], Adam Schuman [guitar, vocals], and John Schuman [drums]. By 2016, brothers John and Adam had established themselves in popular Bay Area stalwarts such as The Trophy Fire, landing critical acclaim and gigging alongside everyone from Dredg to The Dear Hunter. Within that same scene, Jeff earned recognition by receiving national songwriting awards, shared the stage with titans such as John Mayer, and fronted Pine and Battery, among other acts. One night, a chance encounter between Jeff and Adam paved the way for what would become Static and Surrender. They wasted no time. Within a few months, the boys entered a Berkeley studio with producer Jim Greer [The Rondo Brothers, Foster The People]. Elegantly fusing rock ‘n’ roll energy and alternative emotionality into tight songcraft, the trio forged a style of its own steeped in grunge palatability and modern indie panache.