Kurt von Stetten

Boston's DIY indie rock revisionist

Kurt von Stetten is (still) winning the internet

Kurt von Stetten is killing it! On the heels of composing the new theme for the Lost at Home Podcast, a fantastic interview by the fab folks at Visions of  the Unexcused—entitled "The Last Renaissance Man: Ten Questions with Kurt von Stetten"—explores Kurt's creative endeavors from music to visual art to BMX and beyond. And of course there's a couple mentions of Mr. Bob Pollard... Oh, and check the latest in a string of Vans videos using Kurt's music: one celebrating a Vans tattoo exhibition/competition and another promoting a Vans 'Zine workshop. The videos feature "Codify" and "He's No Writer" (respectively) from Kurt's 2011 classic, Cyclops. Check it: More News >

Kurt von Stetten began experimenting with music and recordings in Boston during the summer of 1996. Interested at first only with art school infused themes and postmodern/absurdist noise collages, von Stetten gradually pivoted away from academia and found freedom in alt/indie rock. For a period of 10 years, von Stetten holed up in his bedroom studio and learned how to play guitar and drums by recording himself over and over again. Since 2006 he has released a full-length album every year on which he plays every instrument (Guitar, cocals, cello, keys, drums/percussion, bass and more).

Kurt also plays drums with The Longwalls and is the former front man of the Drama Queens.