Genre: Folk Rock / Pop
Location Austin, Texas, Un
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Last Login: 2/27/2012
Member Since 1/15/2005
Type of Label Unsigned
Bio.. .. .. .. ...... .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Order your copy of the new Stükenberg's new album : ..The Silo Project.. .. by clicking a link below. .. .. .. .......... .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ...... .. David Stükenberg, usually referred to only by his bizarre-sounding, German surname (pronounced "stew-ken-burg"), is an aberrant songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Stükenberg was born the son of nomad missionaries and spent his childhood travelling according to the demands of his parents' work, which he describes as "the type of work that doesn't steal land, end lives, and dictate self-righteousness, but instead helps those in need the way the Bible would actually intend." Due to his dozen plus schools combined with continual relocating and suitcases full of poisonous german speaking snakes, David gravitated towards the one consistent friend he had: music. .. .. By age eighteen, Stükenberg had turned down various music scholarships in exchange for a number of music-related contracts in Nashville, TN, which he recalls, "sounded a lot cooler at the time." A few years and two albums later, Stükenberg left the neon lights behind, sold most of his possessions, and moved to a farm house in southeastern Wisconsin where he would begin the process of recording his next album in a grain silo. New York filmmaker, Joel Hager, followed the perilous process on its bumpy, six-month course, filming the documentary that accompanies the 2010 release of "The Silo Project." .. .. The album is decidedly "folkier" than its dark, pop predecessor, "Mountain of Pieces." With songs such as World Peace, The Waltz (Oneirtaxia), and Towers Stükenberg has managed to capture the sound-scape of a silo and display yet again his command of written word. Given the incongruity of David's life-path and its apparent dramatic influence on his music and lyrical content, it will be difficult to predict the fruition of his next album. .. .. StukenPress .. "If pure novelty was fueling his creativity, "The Silo Project" wouldn't have turned out as well as it did. The music is original, and that's what matters. It's also very collaborative. .. ... .. The varied instrumentation, along with the metallic and echoey acoustics of the silo, give these folk and chamber pop songs swells of billowing orchestration. What makes the soaring parts so dramatic is Stukenberg's ability to scale back to a quiet sigh. .. ... .. Stukenberg's lyrical cleverness is charming and thought-provoking." .. -Katjusa Cisar of Cap Times' 77 Square .. .. Stukenberg, a five-piece conglomeration from southeastern Wisconsin, has honed in on a sound and style somewhat comparable to David Bowie, Nada Surf and Pete Yorn, but one that has evolved into their own. The local band's sound begs instant connection and a beauty found in both simplicity and in ornate design – think Death Cab for Cutie as a reference point – while their slow-charging beats and mid-tempo pop waves reflect a certain Beatles fascination. They've been playing for the last few years, but have recently rounded out their band's lineup with the addition of Steve on drums, Thea ..o and Matt on bass. .. .. ~ Play In The City Blog ~.... ..
MembersDavid, Lon, Nick, and Grant.. .. Booking/Management: email@example.com
Influences..Hmm, an obsessive compulsive childhood, The Beatles, Beethoven, Rage Against the Machine, ELO, Jars of Clay, STP, Sound Garden, Frank Sinatra, the Guillemots, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Zeppelin, Bach, Hendrix, Keane, Athlete, RADIOhead, Nirvana, Count Bassie, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Jeremy Owens(A.K.A>our personal rain man of music), Travis , Jon Brion, David Bowie , The Cure, and whatever else tomorrow may hear........
Sounds Like..The Beatles ran into Ben Folds making out with Jeff Tweedy..
12 Songs | Feb 20, 2010