From The Artist : “I stumbled on the image of giving someone flowers as a gift, and that thing kids do where they pluck petals off a flower saying “she loves me, she loves me not”. Personally, I’m not great at telling when someone is giving me hints, so it would raise the fear “wait, what if she’s not into me?” – at that point the romantic gesture is really just creepy. I wanted to try to draw out that line between romantic and creepy. Everything in the lyrics could either be read as really sweet or kinda obsessive depending on how the recipient feels.”-Jake DeRango (guitar/vocals)
Stock Footage was formed in Chicago in 2014 by Jake DeRango (guitar/vocals). He asked long time friend Tom Pilcher (drums) to help structure songs Jake wrote. They had an instant musical chemistry, having played together previously in the Rockford, Illinois based band Imaginary Heroes. Tom and Jake worked on crafting Stock Footage’s unique fuzzy, hook based indie rock sound. With Brendan Smith (bass), Stock Footage began playing shows as a power trio at mainstay Chicago venues like Quenchers and The Burlington
In 2015, Stock Footage released “Nerves and Lead”. The four song EP captures Jake’s pop sensibilities as a songwriter and the band’s dynamic style. Each song has its own unique feel, while somehow never loosing the band’s voice.
Jake moved to Brooklyn in 2016. Since then, he has been playing solo shows while auditioning members for a new live line-up. Stock Footage is gearing up to release “Anywhere but Here”, a six song EP that Jake and Tom recorded together in Chicago.