Old Worlds

Old Worlds

 Columbus, Ohio, USA

A 3-piece band that orchestrates dense, evocative sound-scapes and poly-rhythmic time signatures, in order to convey themes ranging from historic events, to mythological characters, to spiritual and emotional concerns. Strong tenor vocals are used sparingly.


Old Worlds was formed as a solo project, with Aaron Sturgill crafting intricate layers of guitar harmonies, then drumming and singing with them. Brian Maxwell and Mike Poston joined in early 2009, and we played about sixty shows in and around Columbus, Ohio. To date, we have released a 4-song demo, and a 4-song EP called Such a Willful Creature.

Drawing from post-rock and proto-emo influences such as The Appleseed Cast, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, and Mineral, we tread the line between ambient shoegaze sound-scapes, and minor-key hooks and meandering melodies.


Self-titled live demo (August, 2009)

Such a Willful Creature (EP) (May, 2010)

A Light in the Corner (LP) (June, 2011)

Our first single, "Stick With Your Friends", is in regular rotation on an NPR-affiliated internet radio show.

Set List

Our sets run 30 - 40 minutes, but can be adjusted to run almost a full hour (or much less, if need be). We typically include one cover in almost every set... past artists include Bjork, Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, and Bon Iver. A sample set:

Stick With Your Friends
The Christmas Song
Red Orchestra
Snark is Getting Us Nowhere
Blindsided (Bon Iver)
Secret History
The Advocate
Little Human Beings