Since their onset in mid 2006, The Still City has been pulling on heartstrings and tugging the emotions of listeners and audiences around Colorado’s front range, all thanks to their dynamic song writing, thoughtful lyrics and intense live performances. Founding members – Brian Knab (guitar/Vocals), Ryan Murphy (guitar) and Brandon
Roth (drums) all grew up together in the tiny Colorado Springs suburb of Monument and have been playing music together since their high school days.
The Still City put out their full length We Will Explain Everything in January 2010 which has been receiving rave local reviews. This independent release provides an emotional auditory mountain range with peaks, valleys and plateaus that demands a start-to-finish experience. From the rocking title track We Will Explain Everything to the dark, folky The Thought of Your Bones, each track brings a new light to the band while keeping its fluidity throughout. It’s a testament to their maturity over past recordings.
While originally pulling from influences like Denver’s own dance-punk band, The Photo Atlas, as well as Bright Eyes, Spoon and some of the edgier 90s grunge, The Still City has matured with their own sound of scattered melodies mixed with driving rhythms and ethereal keyboards. Singer Brian Knab, who has been studying philosophy for years, pours out his heart with melodies and lyrics that are so detailed every listener is pulled immediately into the story. The addition of bassist/backing vocalist Jeff Wiencrot has added a fresh layer of harmonies and driving bass lines that push the band to a new level, which earned them the title of Best Indie Rock Band in Denver from the Westword.