Chris Staples


bark148: Chris Staples / American Soft

American Soft

“Dark Side Of The Moon”

VIDEOS:Hold Onto Something

There are no casual Chris Staples fans. The man inspires devotion. The turnaround from casual listener to evangelist is nearly instantaneous. Play his music during a road trip with friends and inevitably someone will ask, "Who is this?" And a lifelong fan is born. Such is the unaffected power of these songs, of this voice. Chris Staples fandom is rewarding and lasting (despite his understated approach to promoting his own work, which — as it should be with all artists — seems secondary to the effort he puts into the making of it). We follow where he leads, and our numbers are growing.

Chris Staples debuts video at NPR, announces tour 22 Sep 2014

Chris Staples' first album for Barsuk Records, American Soft, is out now and yesterday NPR debuted the beautifully strange video for "Hold Onto Something", directed by Spencer Gentz, and praised American Soft as " of the year's best albums and discoveries". Gentz asked the three stars of the video to memorize and recite the song's lyrics at triple speed to create a trance-like delivery of the song's beautiful hook.

Chris Staples is also excited to announce a run of dates with Manchester Orchestra this fall which are listed here.

upcoming shows

27 Dec

SEATTLE, WA · Sunset Tavern