Stalking Tom is a dark, melodic indie rock four-piece, based in Oakland, California. Their organic hooks, artful soundscapes and crushing rhythms drive home the intense emotion that characterizes their songs. The band is composed of Aaron Rusch (guitar), Todd Collins (drum), Brian Cartwright (bass), and Mike Peaslee (vocals). Aaron and Todd, former band mates in the San Francisco industrial rock band Here We Burn, formed the band in early 2000. Brian joined later that year. In August of 2001, they found singer Adam Yas. After recording a demo, they began playing shows in 2002. Later that year, Yas left the band to join Wes Borland's project Eat the Day. Mike, the vocalist and composer for the dark electronic band Cynyc, joined Stalking Tom in 2003. Previous releases include the Spacewalkers/Cynyc split Iconoclast (Orange Peal Records) and a remix of The Dismemberment Plan's 'Following Through' on the farewell compilation A People's History of the Dismemberment Plan (DeSoto Records). Stalking Tom is currently playing shows in Northern California and promoting Rusted Red, while writing new material for a follow-up release.