Stillwater Black came together in 1991 when Chris Thayer met Ahmed and Sam Pierstorff while playing in the pit band for a high school musical production. Issac McCorkell was quickly recruited on drums and the band recorded its first EP, The Last Virtuous Lady of Athens.

In 1995 they signed with Cleaves Entertainment, a now-defunct independent label based out of Southern California's Inland Empire. Stillwater Black recorded their debut LP, Adam. They played frequently with local and national acts including Dishwalla, Save Ferris, Reel Big Fish, and IE punk/ska mainstays, The Skeletones.

In 1997 the members parted ways and the project lay dormant for two decades.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

You like comics?

Chris is really into comics.

Enough so that he's got a couple of his own that he'll be showcasing at the Long Beach Comic Expo this weekend, February 18-19.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Longshot: drums tracked

Here's Issac listening to playback after crushing it in the studio this past weekend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Our ninja!

Sam's our bass player. He's also my brother, in the true-blood sense.

But he's a lot of other things. Husband, father, custodian of his mother, teacher, poet, athlete . . .