Well, well, well. Here we are busy with another Longwalls album, getting into our fall routines and.. oh looky here: A new KvS album called Gutt! I guess it has been a year since the excellent Bon Fortuna record. Anyway.. Bold, defiant, insatiable. Boston’s Kurt von Stetten returns with his 11th solo effort—in 11 years. Noisy and angular. Low lows. High highs. Big and fragile. Playful and tuneful as ever. And once again written and recorded entirely on his own—with Kurt himself playing every instrument. And with 20 tracks (!!) you simply can’t go wrong. Give Gutt a go! It’s available (digital only) 10/28 here on SMR and over at Bandcamp (and eventually the iTunes etc..). Check out the first single, In a Car Falling in Love, and watch for video for Future is Fashion on Tuesday. Enjoy!
We’re pleased as punch to announce Bon Fortuna—the new record by Kurt von Stetten—is on sale now! Dreamy, bold and always irreverent, Kurt returns with a glorious dispatch of fearlessly fuzzed-out art pop. And this one is a bit of a milestone: 10 solo albums in 10 years with Kurt playing every instrument on every track. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that this album is just so damn dynamic and fun to listen to. It might be his best ever, and that’s saying something. Check out the video for the first single, Spanish Ship, and be sure to hit up Kurt on Twitter for a chance to win one of the very few custom physical copies he’s producing at home as well as Bon Fortuna t-shirts. Hope you get a chance to check it out and support this amazing artist! Enjoy!
“Another fantastic von Stetten album… it very well be his most solid work to date, and that’s saying quite a bit.” That’s what our pals at Visions of the Unexcused have to say about the new Kurt von Stetten album, Bon Fortuna. Meanwhile Bishop and Rock call Bon Fortuna, “a dreamy, multi-layered and methodical record.“
“‘Spanish Ship’ is still a powerful statement. It’s bold, hard-hitting, well-crafted, and at well under three-minutes it doesn’t outstay its welcome. Plus, it’s not even the best track on the LP, which shows you just how good this guy is.” Wow, kind words indeed from The Sound of Confusion. Thank you! KvS‘ Bon Fortuna is on sale 10/6.
Get ready folks! Bon Fortuna—The 10th solo album from Kurt von Stetten is on its way! Look for a digital release on 10/6, and if you follow KvS on Twitter keep an eye out for give-aways of physical copies– it’s the only way to get your hands on the real thing. In the meantime, check out Spanish Ship, track 1 from the album.
Wow, what a summer. And now, back to school. Our own Kurt von Stetten has completed his 10th solo album in 10 years! Damn. It’s called Bon Fortuna and is slated for an October release date. Meanwhile, The Longwalls will soon be releasing Live at the Bridge—a live concert video shot/recorded during their Gold Standard release show back in March. It’s black and white and looks and sounds great. The band is also working on some new material and will record a couple songs this fall. Look out for a digital single by the end of the year. And, 10 years after its release, Gatsby’s Floods + Fires has been touched up and remastered with 2 previously unreleased tracks added in. Look out for Floods + Fires [Turbo Edition] later this fall. All that and more… stay tuned!
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:
Our own Kurt Von Stetten has been working with the fine folks at Lost at Home Podcast on a theme song for their show. The new original song will debut this Wednesday! Check it out now and then tune in to tomorrow’s episode to hear its debut along with plenty of horror B film chatter and discussions of all things phallic. Oh my.
You read right. A couple weeks ago our own Kurt von Stetten held a contest on Twitter: he asked followers to post short videos of themselves listening to his latest release, Animals. For those that followed through, Kurt would then craft an original song about the fan. One lucky winner, Ravi Jain, got his prize late list night. It’s called “No Jain No Gain.” Check it all out here! Enjoy!