Originally founded in 2003 by Thousand Foot Krutch members Trevor McNevan and Steve Augstine, and including John Bunner on guitar and Justin Smith on bass, the Canadian-based FM Static combines pop punk with Christian rock. 

Trevor and Steve started the band as a way to find a home for certain songs that wouldn’t fit with Thousand Foot Krunch’s sound. 

“It started where I had written a bunch of songs that ended up being the first record,” Trevor explains. “I had a lot of fun messing around with the ‘lighter side’ of things that would never fit into the TFK pocket. That’s kind of how that whole idea was birthed.” 

FM Static’s debut album, What Are You Waiting For?, released in July of 2003 and features love-centered tracks like “Definitely Maybe” and “All The Days.” 

While FM Static was met with success, John quickly bowed out and asked his brother, Jeremy, to take his place as guitarist.

In August of 2006, FM Static released their second album, Critically Ashamed. This album found great acclaim with the hits “Tonight” and “Moment of Truth,” which garnered tens of millions of hits on YouTube. However, at this point, the band was down to its founders, Trevor and Steve, and FM Static never toured to support the album. 

Dear Diary was released in April of 2009 and chronicles the story of a fictional boy who struggles with love and faith, as told through the boy’s diary. Prior to Dear Diary’s debut, FM Static posted the diary entries to their blog, and later included them in the CD booklet. The album includes the singles “Boy Moves to a New Town With An Optimistic Outlook” and “Take Me As I Am.” Though Trevor and Steve were still operating as a two-part band with fill-in musicians, they resumed touring to promote the album.

FM Static’s most recent album, My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go!, was released in April of 2011 and includes the singles “Last Train Home” and “F.M.S.T.A.T.I.C.,” which was used in episode 12 of the CW show Hellcats

Trevor says FM Static was intended to be a side project, but after being met with such great success and support, the duo decided to keep on going.

“We did sign a record deal, but it was never supposed to be a long term deal,” Trevor says. “… It was so much fun, and it grew its own legs over the years, and we played a bunch of shows. We never forced a record with any urgency, like, ‘We gotta’ get another one out by this date.’ It’s always been a very inspired process, which keeps it fun in itself, and kept it unforced.”

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