The past few years have seen a resurgence of the 90’s. From fashion to politics to TV show revivals, there’s no shortage of nostalgia and influence from the decade, and music is no exception.
The Brooklyn-based rock trio with Cape Cod roots, Highly Suspect, comprises lead singer and guitarist, Johnny Stevens (center), and twin brothers, bassist Rich Meyer (left), and drummer Ryan Meyer (right).
Highly Suspect’s Instagram bio states: “Double Grammy Loserzz.”
It may seem counterintuitive to advertise a loss, rather than celebrate a nomination, but for Stevens and the Meyer twins, just being nominated was a complete shock, not only to those in the industry, but to themselves as well.
Highly Suspect started performing covers in Cape Cod in 2009, released a few EPs, and moved to Brooklyn. Even though they had been playing together for eight years, it seemed as if the band achieved instant success when their debut album, Mister Asylum, landed two 2016 Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song, “Lydia.”