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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Blessed Ramadan!

Wishing my Muslim brothers and sisters and the entire human family a blessed Ramadan!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Flashback '96: Man of Wax

This is my favorite song off Adam. It's our closer on the record, that final, lingering soundscape.

Mixing done!

Longshot, our first new song in 20 years, is written, recorded, and finally mixed! Now it's off to the mastering house for some final sweetening.

And it only took us six months!

: )

Friday, May 19, 2017

Flashback '96: Common Thing

I've hardly come to terms with my sexual self. At it's best, sex is sacred communion. At it's most depraved, it's abusive and dehumanizing.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

That one time I was mistaken for Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

It was late at night, sometime around ’96 or ’97, I think. I was in my car, a beat-up 1970 Volkswagen Super Beetle and I was in a drive-thru line waiting for my food.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Flashback '96: Fragile

I wrote this in my mother's dining room. I think there was actually a box on the floor marked "fragile."