NEWS
⚫ "Lost & Found" Wins Song of the Week!
It was a tough battle between Abby K and the rest of the 49 other songs in the German radio station Radio TFSC's Song of the Week competition, but ultimately, The Laurels' fans/friends/family came through and voted "Lost & Found" to reign supreme!
⚫ "Lost & Found" is out now - DOWNLOAD IT FREE!
On the heels of his Independent Music Award nomination for Best Indie/Alt Rock Album (Maybe, 2018), John's follow-up is the cracking single "Lost & Found," a dynamic, high-energy power-pop roller coaster with a perfect mix of crunchy guitars, upbeat hooks, low-key grooves, and meaningful lyrics. Pre-release listens had several radio show hosts exclaiming it may just be The Stan Laurels' best song yet! Before its release, "Lost & Found" hit #2 on the Radio Indie Alliance global top 40 chart, with #1 in sight! 

⚫ Christmas in August?
Ever wonder what a Christmas song by The Stan Laurels would sound like? Wonder no more this holiday season, as "Noche Buena" is John's first-ever original Christmas song and will be found on the upcoming comp from Kool Kat Musik entitled A Kool Kat Kristmas, Volume 3, releasing this holiday season!

⚫ More Movie Music?
John is actively seeking more film score and original song work to build on his existing résumé of having written/recorded/produced two feature film soundtracks, and will be putting together video reels for both his score and song work, so keep an eye (and an ear or two) out for these!

⚫ Free Music That Doesn't Suck?
For the second year in a row, The Stan Laurels are proud to have been invited and included in the biggest and badass-est power-pop compilation in the world, Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More! This year's comp is called Screwballs and Curveballs, and the best thing about it is IT IS 100% FREE! Click the link to download all 133 songs!
On June 22, John and his wife Elvira attended the Independent Music Awards in NYC!
A note from John:
"From the beginning, I honestly felt I already won, having been chosen as one of five out of thousands of worldwide entries by the likes of Robert Smith, Todd Rundgren, and Tom Waits, among the stellar judges. Not many can say that, and even fewer can say that while having done everything themselves alone. Even more than that, I've won because I gained much-needed knowledge and made awesome connections in a wonderful experience at the IKon and Awards. Congrats to the winners, Árstíðir, and to my fellow nominees, Ryan Curran, The Motels, and Cary Brothers! What's next? I will continue to do what I've always done: work my ass off making the best music I possibly can. As always, stay tuned!"
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS
REVIEWS & OTHER PRESS
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"A nifty powerpop outing which fans of Fountains Of Wayne will particularly like, as Lathrop's laconic vocal delivery is a fine complement to the oft buzzy musical landscape. ★★★★" - David Bash for Shindig! Magazine
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"There's a subtle whiff of Flaming Lips in this Austin band, who also channel the psychedelic Beatles in a whimsical high-concept work punctuated by surprises that keep you guessing." - Music Connection
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GLOBAL RADIO & AIRPLAY
920 WON: The Apple (NYC, New York, USA)
AIR: Austin Independent Radio (Austin, TX, USA)
Banks Radio Australia (Canberra, AU)
Big Indie Giant (Barrydale, South Africa)
Blackdog Indie Country Radio (Ringgold, GA, USA)
Captain Sib's Psychedelic Freakout (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Chasing the Essential (New Haven, CT, USA)
Citywide Blackout (Boston, MA, USA)
Fear of Nightmares Radio (Dyersville, Iowa, USA)
Grey Cloud Radio (Wilmington, NC, USA)
Hot Tunez Radio (Hastings, England, UK)
Indie Pop Takeout (WHFR 89.3FM, Detroit, MI, USA)
iROCK 109 (Dayton, OH, USA)
Journey Radio (Wales, UK)
KOR Radio (Somerset, England, UK)
Lonely Oak Radio (Laguna Beach, CA, USA)
The Music Authority (Central FL, USA)
Nuclear Spectrum Radio (Paris, France)
Plástico Elástico (Madrid, España)
Pop Radio UK (London, England, UK)
The Power Pop Shoppe (WNUR 89.3FM, Chicago, IL, USA)
The Power Pop Show (KSCU 103.3FM, Santa Clara University, CA, USA)
Q108 Indie (Kingston, CA)
The Radio Candy Indie Show (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Radio Deeside (Deeside, Wales, UK)
Radio Radio (Liverpool, England, UK)
Radio TFSC (Stuttgart, Germany)
Rick's Records Podcast (Central FL, USA)
SME Fusion (Centurion, South Africa)
Smile Radio (Wakefield, England, UK)
Snap, Crackle, POP! (KWVA 88.1FM, University of Oregon, USA)
Sound Radio Wales (Kinmel Bay, Wales, UK)
Sound Street Radio (Yamagata, JP/London, England, UK)
Throw the Dice and Play Nice (NYC, New York, USA)
Unique Beatz Radio (Huntington, IN, USA)
Valley Radio (British Columbia, CA)
Zone Radio (Cape Town, South Africa)
ZooTapRadio (Fort Worth, TX, USA)
ESSENTIAL LINKS
Kool Kat Musik (Record Label/CD Distribution)
BrinkMusic (Vinyl LP Distribution)
Greenless Studios (Maybe Shower)
Short Pictures Independent (Billi & Theodore)
Michael Day @ AMP Studios (Sound Engineering)
ARCHIVED NEWS
Maybe has been nominated for Best Indie/Alt Rock Album of 2018 at the 17th Annual Independent Music Awards!
Maybe has been the most revered album of The Laurels' career, scoring tons of positive reviews, landing on several "Best of 2018" lists, and getting regular airplay all over the world. But an IMA nomination is the pinnacle of what indie artists aspire to. Essentially the Indie Grammys, The IMAs are the biggest music award in the world for independent artists. John is utterly shocked, humbled, and elated!​​​​​​​
Official IMA press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2019

The Stan Laurels are Among the Year's Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated in the 17th Annual Independent Music Awards

John Lathrop’s mod power-pop band, The Stan Laurels of Austin, TX, USA was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee for Best  Indie/Alt Rock Album of 2018 in The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards  (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Innovative indie label and self-released projects in all styles and mediums were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 103 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video, and Design categories that were culled from thousands of submissions worldwide.

Nominated along with The Stan Laurels is an eclectic mix of work by established artists and emerging talent from around the globe. More than 400 artists will be honored at The 17th IMA ceremony on June 22 in New York City including: Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Miss Tara, Prateek Kuhad, Foreigner, Juliana Hatfield, The Motels, Mark Erelli, Ella Vos, Maria Muldaur, QUOR, Pedro Luís, Bleu, Nsimbi, Marta Gómez, Firkin, Bombay Ricky, Jackknife Stiletto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Chesky, and Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats.

The nominees were selected by judging panels of top recording artists including: Tom Waits, Robert Smith, Todd Rundgren, Lee Ann Womack, Boyce Avenue, Martha Wash, and Ben Lovett, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim. The same panel of judges will select the winners.


The year’s best indie label and self-released projects will be announced June 22nd from the Symphony Space stage during The IMAs Indie Konference in New York City. Now in its third year, the annual conference for Artists, Artivists, and Artistpreneurs draws hundreds of top-ranked creatives from around the globe for awards, performances, workshops, and networking events. Honors will be presented in between performances by nominated artists. IMA winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast  promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and a complete list of Nominees and Judges available at:


Artistry. Diversity. Excellence. Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards - produced by Music  Resource Group - honor the year’s most exceptional and artistically daring music projects from indie label and self-released talent from around the globe. Program winners and nominees are extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers. Previous honorees include Amy Lee, Killer Mike, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, RuPaul, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl in a Coma, Masta Ace, Pokey LaFarge, Nik West, The Mud Howlers, The Apples in Stereo, fun., and JD McPherson among many others.
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