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The Constant is an indie rock band from New York City, lead by singer/songwriter/guitarist Steven Baggs, who's a voice right out of the late 90s with his pain vocals and rocking tight sound. More precisely, he sounds like Eagle Eye Cherry and has the growl of Dave Grohl, but don't hold it against him. The Constant is a little more scruffy than Third Eye Blind and lay somewhere between innocent powerpop and the Goo Goo Dolls rootsier edge. Assorted synthesizers ground the band in 2010, but that 90s sound is surely unmistakable.
Baggs, a self taught guitarist and vocalist, was born and raised in New York City. He first landed major exposure and made his presence known in March of 2004, when one of his songs was entered into the nationwide Clear Channel Radio - Be A Radio Star contest. Out of over 250,000 entries, his song was voted into the Top 7 by fans all over the country and won him a Major Label Demo Deal. As a result of the nationwide publicity, his songs were heavily requested and played on many of the largest radio stations across the country, highlighted by Z100 and their Clear Channel affiliates. With his music reaching new levels and an overwhelming out pour by his devoted fan base, Baggs was given numerous invitations to appear on New York City's own Z100-Morning Show and was interviewed by guests such as Christina Milian and Avril Lavigne.
Quickly building a strong following and buzz in the New York scene, it was In Spring of 2007, The Constant entered NADA Recording Studio to begin recording 'The Constant EP', with John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, The Ataris). In November of 2008, they continued recording tracks for the EP at The Pilot Studio with Rob Freeman (Hidden In Plainview, Hit The Lights). The EP, co-produced by Baggs, is packed with upbeat power anthems influenced by the writing of late 90's and who's sound has been called a mix of melodious pop and organic rock. Steven writes songs about past relationships and life experiences which serve up an astringent view of love, loss and everything in between.
The Constant are currently in the studio with Rob Carpenter working on their latest EP, whos title has yet to be determined. This EP is also being Co-Produced by Baggs and long time friend Mickey "Jigsaw" Riggins, a man who's musical ear, clever production technique, and search for raw organic emotion has helped shape this into an eclectic collection. Each song is filled with sharpened hooks toughened by innovative guitar riffs and harmonious vocals that will settle into your head and stay there.
Courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/wearetheconstant