STS9 has announced it will play live at the Bricktown Events Center on February 24th, 2011.
BRICKTOWN EVENTS CENTER
OKLAHOMA , OK 73104
Doors open at 8:00pm / Show at 9:00pm
Tickets on sale Friday, December 10th at 10:00am
This band is a must see.
California-based STS9 is an instrumental band whose music fits into many genres, making it hard to describe their unique approach in one or two words. Their style spans rock, space music, electronic, house, funk and more creating a rich and broad range of sound that the band describes as “post-rock dance music.”
What was once a very cool, trippy kind of music has evolved into a force that has the capability of taking listener’s on entire journeys while controlling the listener’s thoughts and emotions. Cool and trippy are still elements of the sound, but today’s STS9 music has a breadth that is expansive and can take you to the farthest reaches of the imagination.
STS9’s latest release, “Axe the Cables” is one of the most revealing albums on the market. Axe the Cables is a recording of an acoustic show STS9 did last winter (December 29, 2009). Acoustic in the sense that the band was not plugged into their laptops or any other synthesizing equipment.
Listening to STS9 all “plugged in” is awe inspiring. Sometimes it is difficult to know which instrument or which band member is doing what. In a live setting, that is part of what makes the experience so surreal. You just have to give up on figuring the band out and let the music take you.
Listening to STS9 acoustic is jaw dropping. This is where listeners find out just who they are dealing with in the band. This is where fans discover the sincere virtuosity STS9 players have with their respective instruments.
Axe the Cables provides fans with an incredible recording of this special night where STS9 exposed themselves.
Hunter brown is a master with his guitar. With no delays or loops, he still manages to create an explorative fluidity that is truly special and unique. To listen to Brown’s guitar on Axe the Cables is to discover STS9 anew.
Similarly, listening to the album we are shown how expansive and creative the band is. Their music is raw and emotional in a whole new light.
Between tracks David Murphy chats a bit, describing that this is how the band writes their music, “We thought we would just invite you into our studio,” says Murphy after an inspiring performance of ‘The Following,’ “we thought we would be candid tonight, that will be hard for us, but we’ll try and do that up here for y’all. This is our home you know, this is how we write music. We sit around and play like this, contrary to popular belief.”
STS9 is Hunter Brown on guitar,laptop and midi keyboard; Jeffree Lerner on percussions, laptop and handsonic; David Murphy on bass, laptop and midi keyboard; David Phipps on keyboards and laptop; and Zach Velmer on drums.