The Stranger Still

The Stranger Still

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This is where where "Fatt Rock meets Roadhouse". The Stranger Still's heavy set, driving rock combined with piercing melodies and a hint of dirty southern soul are combined seamlessly to create this uniquely contagious brand of modern rock.

Biography

The music of The Stranger Still is emphatically referred to as a synthesis of “fatt rock and roadhouse”. And once you’ve heard them perform it is hard to deny that is exactly what you have just experienced. Their heavy set, driving rock with piercing melodies and a hint of dirty southern soul are combined seamlessly to create this uniquely contagious brand of modern rock. In no uncertain terms, The Stranger Still is on a mission to bring the art of songwriting and skilled musicianship back to the forefront of mainstream music. It’s time to say goodbye to the flavor of month fads and open your ears to the soulful expression and intensity that is embodied in the timeless sound of The Stranger Still.

The Stranger Still was formed in mid 2005 from former members of popular niche bands Jitney Ride and Jay. In the short time since the bands conception, the members of The Stranger Still have quickly made a name for themselves. Known for their intense live performances and classic stage presence, they have built a strong fan base of loyal concert goers. Each member of The Stranger Still blends their own style into their diverse library of music while maintaining continuity and creating an uncommonly unique sound. The warm bluesy vocals and graceful acoustic guitar of Jon Rise are masterfully accented by the powerful lead guitar of Cody Lane, and strong sophistication of Andrew Ward’s piano and organ work. That, combined with the solid, full bodied bass guitar of Steve Gymer and the relentless percussion of Josh Pryor, creates a sound that cannot be ignored.

Aside from their seemingly bottomless well of creative inspiration, The Stranger Still is deeply invested in the business end of the music industry, tirelessly promoting and marketing themselves in order the spread the word about what they believe to be the next great wave of rock music. With their debut studio album in the final fazes and an aggressive push towards national recognition, it won’t be long before The Stranger Still is a common site on theatre and concert hall marquees across the nation.

Lyrics

Humbly Serving

Written By: Josh Pryor

I'm gonna run so far away
Where only real can chase me down
And I ain't taking much
Just a touch os all my stuff

Get work at a beach side bar
Pouring drinks for happy strangers
Get myself a little hut
With three windows and two paintings

Maybe it's all design
And it don't matter much at all
'Cause tonight I'm felling fine
Singing songs and getting high

We're coming all from nowhere
Been humbly serving
When fire finally feeds the leaving
Come and find me, at dream of ages

Saved up a little dough
Enough to float a year or two
Find a beat up old truck
And where to find some such and shuch

Get drunk at a bofire
Banging drums and dancing crazy
Get lost in the jungle far
With my formerly stray friend

On a chance in time
Brother we've been this far
Remembering years gone by
And this old towns been damn near kind

We're coming all from nowhere
Been humbly serving
When fire finally feeds the leaving
Come and find me, at dream of ages

Planned Obsolescence

Written By: Andrew Ward

Would I fall out again
Slip right through your hands
Get lost in doubt again
And fall where I land

Past in madness
A fraction of ends
And I fear, I’ll see you again

No road beneath my way
Nowhere I should go
But here your torment reigns
Throughout all you say

Now another
Life spent awake
While I feel, this lasting mistake

Long goals reign inside of these new walls
All we are now crying please,
Crying please, all over you

I’ll never know what might have been
Just walk away and leave this alone
All the while wondering
What lies beneath these layers of cold
Broken down and wandering
Through endless miles of dreams, all alone
Fall behind or let go

Would I fall out again
Through light I can’t see
The wasted hours spent
Belonging to me

Laughing, sadness
Bent but between
Our lives lost and obscene

Discography

The CS EP: Originally recorded for promotional purposes, this 5 song EP has become The Stranger Still's most popular recording do date.

Live at The Walnut Room: This all live album is essentially a best of from The Stranger Still's performances at one of Denver, Colorado's premier venues, The Walnut Room.

The Stranger Still is currently in the stages of completing their debut studio album. It is expected to be released in very early 2008.

Set List

The Stranger Still has an extensive library of original material as well as popular rock, blues and pop covers. With over 4 hours original material and a seemingly endless bank of covers songs. The Stranger Still can accomidate any venue, bar, or party.