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Kurt von Stetten back with new (double!) album entitled “Cycle”

Clocking in at an hour plus with 23 tracks, this is a ton of new material from our favorite son, Kurt von Stetten. This new mega release, entitled Cycle, ebbs and flows from track to track, bunny-hopping textures and moods like no other KvS release to date. Fo’ reals! Here’s the first single, Calculator. Look out for the full release on Friday, October 27. Happy fall, and here’s to another cycle…

Kurt von Stetten to release new album, Gutt, Friday 10/28

Kurt von Stetten - Gutt

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!

Kurt von Stetten’s “Bon Fortuna” on sale now!

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!

On tap for the fall: new KvS, Longwalls and… Gatsby?

The Longwalls (c)  Alex Budnitz

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 (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: