With many great releases this year from the likes of genre champion Ty Segall, it is hard to think of the mantle passing. Yet, Kurt von Steffen clearly assumes the throne with this altogether perfect record. With every element perfectly placed, but retaining enough edge for a Soho street, Broken, But Not Undone is the singular must have of the fall.
— Floorshime Zipper Boots
Two years after releasing two breakout albums (both of which made our 2011 Best of List – one artist having two songs on the list was a first here on rslblog.com. Seriously kids, you need to own these records.) Kurt von Stetten (The Longwalls) today unleashes a new effort, Broken, but Not Undone, which promises more jangly distortion, altered reality and realized heartbreak… he is operating on a different plane.
— Ryan’s Smashing Life
Kurt von Stetten is to Boston what Robert Pollard is to Dayton… Von Stetton’s music is consistently unique, challenging, and thoroughly rewarding.
— Visions of the Unexcused
Intriguing, though-provoking low-fi excellence. Fans of GBV take notice.
— The Dadada
Deceptively large scale, with soaring dream pop and loud lo fi garage rock… This is an artist worth checking out.
— The Horn
This song is erratic, insecure, passionate and sweaty all at once. Gloriously chaotic.
— Alan Cross
Words and music: Kurt von Stetten (BMI)
Instrumentation: Kurt von Stetten: guitar, vocals, cello, keys, drums/percussion, and bass
Engineered & mixed: Kurt von Stetten
Mastered: (Vinyl) Mike Quinn (Moontower) at Q Division Studios / (CD) Kurt von Stetten
Design: Kurt von Stetten