Deer Park Avenue is a San Francisco-based rock band of Sarah and Stephanie Snyder, two sisters who have grown up rocking out together. They’re often called power-pop, alternative, and pop-punk, but always with the old-school rock vibe that they grew up loving.
Their work has been nominated in the All Indie Music Awards, the RAW Awards for Outstanding Music (San Francisco), the Sunset Island Music Awards, the LA Music Awards (Album of the Year), and they were most recently nominated for Outstanding Pop/Rock in Sacramento’s highest music honour, the Sammies.
DPA formed in Sacramento in the fall of 2009, pulling their name from the street where they grew up on Long Island, NY. They released their debut EP, City Streets, which instantly gained an enthusiastic local audience. Gigging locally in support of the EP, Deer Park Avenue built a grassroots fan base that has since grown into thousands of Twitter followers, Facebook likes, and YouTube views from all around the world.
Their new release is Stop & Go, a collection of high-energy rock songs, driving and melodic, with the retro punk edge that is fast defining their sound. They co-produced the album with renowned producer and bassist Matt Bissonette, who has worked with the likes of Brian Wilson, Rick Springfield, Don Henley, and countless others. Their track “Millionaire” also features Grammy Award-winning drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Santana, Ringo Starr), playing double drums with Stephanie.
Deer Park Avenue come from an eclectic background of international adventures—their mother is from India, their father from California, and they have lived and gigged on both coasts in the US and in Switzerland, France, and Germany. They’re known for their enthusiastic live shows and love for the road, playing up and down the California coast at such high-profile venues as the Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood and the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco. Their songs have had airplay in California, New York, Pennsylvania, the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Internet radio worldwide, and they’ve played live on TV in California. Deer Park Avenue have opened for Gregg Bissonette and joined Rick Springfield’s band on stage at CalExpo in Sacramento for his hit song “Jessie’s Girl.”
The band officially endorses Audix Microphones and Epiphone. Their song ”Waiting for You” was selected for a documentary collaboration between Billabong and DirecTV, and their popular track “Darkness Hides Me” won a competition with hundreds of votes on Bay Area radio station S*ALT.
With catchy melodies, strong musicality, and melting harmonies that only sisters can produce, Deer Park Avenue are a band that were born for the road.