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Biography

Strangers Die Everyday is a haunting 5 piece instrumental outfit hailing from Denver, CO. They have recently relocated to Portland, OR to thrive in the lush dark beauty of the pacific northwest. Consisting
of violin, viola, cello, electric bass and drums,
they combine equal parts romantic melodies alonside tragic downpours of charged emotion.

Strangers Die Everyday passionate, powerful melodies
that have the tendency to ignite into a breathtaking flurry and frenzy. their live
intensity has proven that they are every bit as striking as their name implies.

And the local press just can't stop talking already:

"As if there isn't enough incredible musicianship
emerging from Portland, our city is now kidnapping foreign talent as well. Strangers Die Every Day recently relocated here from Colorado, and these kids
can play! Their music is rich with haunting cellos
and violins, their sound is a mesh between classical and goth along the lines of Black Heart Procession and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The thing that is
most amazing about the band's live performance is
how young itsmembers appear to be, and how effortlessly they play. I strongly urge Portlanders to familiarize themselves with these strangers." DEVAN COOK, WILLAMETTE WEEK
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"Most intriguing for me will be the early set by
Strangers Die Every Day. Currently finishing up their soon-to-be-released album, and boasting new material for this show, this orchestral-strings-plus-drums group creates beautiful, ominous compositions." JW, MERCURY

We have shared the stage with acts that include:
Saul Williams, Adrian
Belew, Thurston Moore, Rasputina, The Appleseed
Cast, Tristeza, Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots, et cetera.

We have often been compared to Godspeed You Black Emeror, Mogwai, Rachel's, and Explosions in the Sky.

We have opened up for acts that include: Saul Williams, Bailer, Explosions in the Sky, The Appleseed Cast, Ian Cooke, Navies, Born in the Flood, Tristeza, etc...

We have performed at venues (from our west coast tour) that include: the knitting factory (los angeles), che cafe (san diego), boulder theater (boulder), solid state (portland), the emerald lounge (phoenix), The Hi-Dive (Denver), The Larimer Lounge (Denver), etc...

Here is a excerpt from the review by jason heller in the westword:

"Atmosphere and gravity: two invisible, intangible things that keep us alive even as they imprison us. Strangers Die Everyday is well versed in this contradiction; the Boulder quartet uses bass, drums, cello and violin in its attempt to simultaneously harness and succumb to these vast, pervasive forces. Begun in late 2003 as a trio comprising Stirling Myles, Scott Wilkinson and Lawrence Armstrong, Strangers recorded a three-song demo last summer that, while shaky and unsure, hinted at greater things on the horizon. With the subseguent addition of cellist Jessie Dettwiler, the group became complete, honing its Rachel's-meets-Explosions in the Sky majesty via and penchant for crackle, groan and echo that builds and subsides like cycles of the earth itself."

Discography

2003:
Demo "s/t" (self-released)

2005:
"They Have Already Defeated Us At What We Know Best" 2005 (Knitdeer Records: Denver, CO)

2007:
"Aperture For Departure" 2007 (This Generation Tapes: Los Angeles, CA)

Songs frequently played on the radio:
"The Romanticism of Trains"
"Aperture for Departure"
"Untitled"

Here is a recent review regarding our most recent release from The Westword:

Chamber music was conceived as an equation of size, space and intimacy: The smaller the room and ensemble, the more direct and informal the performance. With its debut album, They Have Already Defeated Us at What We Know Best, Strangers Die Everyday has recast the humble chamber quartet in a post-punk sphere -- and crafted a sound as tense and engulfing as that of any hyperbolically amplified rock band. Comprising cello, violin, drums and electric bass, the Boulder group isn't the first to attempt such a setup. But the layered mood and melody of these eight instrumentals falls between A Silver Mt. Zion's lulling string floes and Hanged Up's more harshly textured constrictions, all the while touching on the dense and stately tautness of Rachel's. As muscularly raw as it is, though, They Have Already Defeated Us is undeniably chamber music; the only difference is that the rooms it echoes across are the tender, trembling atria of the human heart. --Jason Heller

Set List

"Opener"
"The Romanticism of Trains"
"Esther"
"Safer Underground"
"Walrus"
"Aperture For Depature"

Set time: 40-45 minutes

Our stage presence consists of the all of the stage lights off with two lamps in the back ground.