Originally known as Paper and based in Ventura, Sitting on Stacy plays ska-flavored alt rock. The band was was founded by singer-guitarist Hoyt Yeatman, singer-bassist Kyle Hart, and drummer Jeff Demorest, who was later replaced by Trevor Smith. Yeatman and Hart both graduated SDSU several years after forming the band, with Yeatman minoring in music global composition.
A debut album was released in 2017, Obsessed, along with a video for the track "Oh Baby." The band won the 2018 Kaaboo Discovery competition, earning a slot on that year's September 14 Kaaboo music fest bill. In 2020, they opened for the Jonas Brothers in Chula Vista, as well as a handful of other dates.
The group continued releasing singles during the Covid-19 pandemic, including “This Summer’s Day” and “Ellen.” With new drummer Trevor Smith in tow, they launched an early 2022 co-headlining tour with the Aquadolls.