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Van, pickup truck, pontoon, UFO, train, rickshaw, submarine, airplane or tour bus – ‘Still Standing’ will use any means necessary to keep touring

Identical twins Justin (Bass/Vocals) and Johnny Santoro (Guitar/Vocals), along with Alex Zarzycki (Drums), are Still Standing. After getting their start in Philly in 1998 they’ve recently moved to L.A. and developed a commercial modern rock sound that still stays true to their punk roots.

Their early work attracted the ears of acclaimed songwriter/producer Marti Frederiksen (who has worked with the likes of Aerosmith, Motley Crue, and Buckcherry) and he soon got on board to help the band record their latest album, “Black and White”.

Q:  There’s really something for every fan of modern rock on this album – hard rock, punk, plenty of catchy hooks – how has your sound evolved over the years?

A: Well, growing and evolving as a band has a lot to do with maturing as well as new inspiration and everyday life. New problems and new beginnings come and go. It’s been the three of us since we were teenagers and we each have our own lives and opinions on music, style and pretty much everything. All of these things play a huge part in our sound evolving through the years.

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CD Review: Still Standing “Black and White”

Still Standing is a modern rock band with a knack for writing catchy, hard-hitting melodies. The band is comprised of identical twins Justin and Johnny Santoro (sons of guitarist Tony Santoro) and the masterful drummer, Alex Zarzycki. Beginning in 1998, the trio began to mark their mark on the punk rock scene in Philly, but then moved to L.A., ultimately hooking up with renowned songwriter and producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach). “Black and White”, their new full-length release, is the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication.

Still Standing is bursting with commercial readiness, exuding the right look and attitude, but most important they’ve delivered a record filled with fantastic radio-friendly songs. They touch upon most of the themes boys their age can relate to, from the troubled love of “I Can’t With You”, to the pensive longing for solitude (“Leave Me Alone”), to the inspirational anthems like “Never Be Afraid” and “Suck It Up”. The sonic quality is amazing and the hooks in the choruses will have you humming along with a fist in the air in no time – definitely one of those CDs best played loud.