The switch happened in late 2009. Cunningham says he and the rest of the band released Beach and were close to hiring a singer from Nashville when Stamey auditioned. "The first night we played with her, we said, 'You're in. That's amazing,'" Cunningham says.
The new band is re-recording four tracks they'd written with Beach--which were for a new record to be released early this year--and have written two new songs with Stamey. The Few will play the Square Room on Feb. 26 and then hit the road.