STANDER + The Long Hunt + Fuzznaut

The Government Center


Thursday May 12    7:30 pm   $8 advance/$10 door    all ages


or at Government Center and Jerry's Records  

Garrote recording artists from Chicago

with special guests
The Long Hunt
and Fuzznaut

Stander is the trio of guitarist Mike Boyd, bassist Derek Shlepr, and drummer Stephen Waller. Their music is mostly instrumental and defies the boundaries of heavy music, incorporating a myriad of styles and sounds to their sonic palette.

Rooted in both heavy music and Chicago's flourishing experimental and improvisational community, and following in the tradition of Midwestern boundary-pushers before them (Tortoise, Pelican, Russian Circles) Stander defies categorization and deftly draws from disparate influences to create a sound that is their own.

Stander's new album Vulnerable came out on Feb. 11th on the new label The Garrote (co-run by photographer Josh Ford and Brian Barr of Aseethe). Vulnerable is an unflinching reflection on emotional volatility and fragility, from existential dread to stagnance, incalculable grief to unbridled bliss. Recorded at Machines With Magnets with Seth Manchester (The Body, Liturgy, Lingua Ignota), the Chicago trio unravel the fabric of heavy music conventions and stitch their own distinctive jagged pieces into a mirage of atmosphere. Through hypnotic repetitions and wildly shifting movements, Vulnerable rejoices in both subtlety and surprise.

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