Boulder-based band brings a classical twist to new age sound
With Boulder-based Strangers Die Everyday, Wilco meets Mozart.
Composed of classical instruments, the band creates an interesting and innovative mix of classical music and rock ‘n’ roll.
The three founding musicians of the group met while attending Naropa University. Band members include Lawrence Armstrong on drums, Jessie Dettwiler on the cello and Stirling Miles on the bass.
Last September the band moved to Portland, Ore. where they’ve been busy making new music and producing an album.
Strangers Die Everyday signed and started recording with the This Generation Tape label.
Their album, due by the end of this year, is called “Aperture for Departure.”
After a year of recording under their belt the band is ready to step into the limelight.
The band’s fall tour comes to Club 156 at CU in the UMC on Sept. 22.
After Boulder, Strangers Die Everyday will play in New Mexico, California and Washington before heading back to Oregon.
“This tour is really a milestone for us,” Miles said. “We hope to keep making music and expanding.”
The band members typically identify themselves with the musical genre soundscape.
“Soundscape refers to music that creates a scene for you,” Dettwiler said. “It is about growth and is very epic.”
“I think what makes us different is the way we use strings. We use strings as our lead instruments and bass and drums are the rock ‘n’ roll background,” Armstrong said.
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