The Good Listeners
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The Good Listeners

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"Silver Stars Breaking down bands in the hood"

The Good Listeners, recent portland transplants with a loopy sound that resembles the Beta Band covering Magical Mystery Tour era Beatles - Spin

"The Future of LA"

The Good Listeners "It would be preferable without ever having the middleman" said Nathan Khyber speaking for himself and band mate Clark Stiles. The duo that calls itself The Good Listeners makes music without any representation or music label. The bands intricate and sweet melody Ojai, containing 10 songs recorded in a cabin over 10 days, has raced through the circuits of LA simply by word of mouth. You can get your live fix regularly at Silverlake spots like Tangiers where the duo gracefully switches between numerous instruments as they overlay their luscious sounds to cool video projections- not only without a middleman, but without an extra set of hands too. - Saturday Night Magazine


Crane Point Lodge



Clark Stiles and Nathan Khyber started The Good Listeners in the spring of 2006 after they had moved from their hometown of Portland Oregon to escape the rain cover and the big dinosaurs. Having worked together in a musician and producer context, The Good Listeners would offer a refreshing change of roles for the pair as they began to compose music together. They have completed three full length albums and have been performing their music live to picture in venues throughout Los Angeles.

Ojai, their first LP, was made entirely from scratch in ten days. In the initial talks, there was meant to be some Eno-esgue daily obstruction to be admonished and hopefully conquered, but by the end of it, they found writing a song per day to be grueling enough. The second record, Crane Point Lodge was made in seclusion in an upstate New York lodge over the course of a month.

They are in the process of mixing their third album which is expected to be released in late December along with an accompanying documentary titled Don't Quit Your Daydream. Re-visiting the song a day idea from Ojai, their third album was composed on the road while driving across the country in an RV. In each town through which they passed The Good Listeners stopped to meet with a local musician and collaborate on a new song together.

The live show has always been an important facet. The idea of having a film synch up with the stage performance was obvious. The music, simply put, had a cinematic sound. Two guys with headphones on and a volley of instrument changes could further mesmerize their audience with a projector and artful film presentation. The two musicians change our expectations of what is possible on stage.