In 1997, while attending the University of North Texas, singer/guitarist Brandin Lea and guitarist /keyboardist Cory Kreig hooked up to form the band Flickerstick. BrandinÆs brother, Fletcher was brought in to play bass and in May of 1998 former Stranger Than Fiction drummer, Dominic Weir took over on drums and todayÆs version of Flickerstick was complete. Musically compared to bands ranging from Radiohead to Foo Fighters and Superdrag, Flickerstick is a diverse mix of pop/rock and space rock. It is however, FlickerstickÆs live show that sets them apart from other bands. In 1998 Flickerstick released a self-produced 3-song demo CD called Demonstration. Two of the tracks received airplay on local radio and created a buzz locally and regionally. Malcolm Mayhew of the Fort Worth Star Telegram called Demonstration "impressiveàsmart, cleverly melodic pop songs.
Their debut CD, Welcoming Home the Astronauts, is set to be released on August 15.