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’sFloods + 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!
The fine folks at Bishop & Rook have written a really nice review of Kurt von Stetten’s latest release, “Animals.” They write, “Perhaps all of these records are annual invitations into a complex mind of a musical intellect, a mind full of radical ideas of a broader picture too ambiguous for a casual listener to understand. But discernible and eloquent nonetheless.” When we think KvS, we think discernible and eloquent. Thanks for the kind words!
Animals, the latest home-brewed effort from Boston DIY wunderkind Kurt von Stetten is on sale now! Downloads only this time around kids (Obamacare is hitting KvS industries pretty hard). Grab it here or over on iTunes or Bandcamp. And while you’re at it check out his latest video for the track We Were So Very Wrong. Enjoy! (And tell your friends!)
The fine folks over at Examiner.com and Popa’s Tunes have some nice things to say about Animals, the new album by Kurt von Stetten. The album comes out Tuesday 9/30 and is Kurt’s 9th full length in as many years. Damn. And as Popa would say, this one is an album filled with expansive, full-bodied Indie rock songs. We couldn’t agree more.
It’s that time a year again folks! Our own Kurt von Stetten has a new release ready for the fall! It’s called Animalsand it finds Kurt coloring way outside the lines and conjuring up animals of many different stripes—some strange, some familiar, and all so undeniably human. His 9th record in nearly as many years, this synth-laden fuzzed out set will be released Tuesday, September 30—digital only. Stay tuned for more! And follow Kurt on Twitter for additional content, giveaways, and stream-of-conscious CNN dissing. And stream We Were So Very Wrong!!
Making making making. That’s what we do! Here’s the latest… The new Longwalls album, tentatively titled The Gold Standard, is nearing completion. 11 songs (!) are in the hopper over at Bridge Sound and Stage and we’re close to mixing time. Look for a fall release. In the meantime, the new solo album by Dan London—I Will Take You Back—will be released this summer. Produced with long-time co-conspirator Mike Quinn at Moontower Studio (Q Division), IWTYB is a late 70s drive-in movie sort of record that takes you back in time. And of course our DIY wunderkind Kurt von Stetten is always at work. Follow along on his stellar music blog. His latest demo—I work figuratively (mostly… mostly)—is an absolutely wonderful bit of garage-tastic power pop. He’s got another record in him for sure, no word on timing just yet. More soon, stay tuned!
The Boston polar vortex will soon yield a bountiful crop of new musics. The Longwalls are deep into the recording of their 5th album at Bridge Sound and Stage. This one is going to be a full-length (first since their debut) and so far is turning out to be gloriously all over the map. Meanwhile Dan London is working hard with old pal Mike Quinn at Moontower/Q Division and is nearing completion of his second full-length solo album. And of course Kurt.. well, he’s recording songs per usual (follow along on his blog) and will likely have another record out by the end of the year. Oh, and Brandon might make a quiet acoustic EP. Stay tuned.. it won’t be long now!