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The best kept secret in music


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Our first CD "...from my parents basement" has 8 songs that can be downloaded from


Feeling a bit camera shy


The story of skittish starts during college, in which childhood friends, Chris Lahn and Jeff Noller tinkered with home recording and rock bands. Home recording became a passion of Jeff’s, since
social anxiety fueled panic attacks kept him home most of the time anyway. Being in rock bands didn’t suit either of them. Bludgeoning the audience with noise and trodding on well-worn rock ground lost its appeal quickly.

So after graduating from college in June of ’03, and after a brief stint in California with an ill fated rock band (Back to Zero), they both returned to the frozen North. Chris, continuing his education
at the University of Minnesota, and Jeff, relegated to his parents basement, were both out of bands and disgusted with the sorry state of the music business.

In the comforting dark of his childhood basement, Jeff began to write and record what would become his first solo release. Incorporating the folk and rock influences of Paul Simon and Radiohead, as well as a healthy dislike for the shallow, commercialized society he found himself in, he wrote, sang, and
played from the heart. Four months later, in May of ’04, he had 57 minutes of honest and unique songs. He then contacted the insanely creative music major, Chris Lahn, and they began to
hash out a live show. Jeff mixed beats to play with live, as well as designed videos from so many sleepless nights on the web.

Using a keyboard, accordion, guitars, digital beats, and kazoos as well as tight harmonies and bizarre videos, their live show is incomparable. Skittish is a duo that sounds like a ten person band live, and still touches you with the bare emotions that
usually get drowned out by so many loud rock bands of today.
Their base of operations is a dingy college house in Minneapolis Minnesota, and their fan base is growing steadily.
With radio play from more than 260 stations nationwide, airplay in Europe, and promotions from the invaluable Tinderbox Music,
they are now ready to take over the world, or at
least leave a “skittish” shaped stain on it. With American business/popular music pumping their lies into the mainstream, it produces a sea
of disillusioned and bitter youth. The tides are changing and we all need a new, honest, voice. Skittish intends on being that voice.