75OL-001 Staggering Statistics – Pixelated Ones & Zeros EP CD
1. Wet Book Of Matches
2. Disastrous Leanings
3. All Fall Down
4. Hope You Don’t Mind
5. Pixelated Ones & Zeros
6. Lookout Cartographer Autobiographer
Pixelated One & Zeros is the Staggering Statistics second release. The Staggering Statistics began as a three-piece rock band from Cincinnati, OH. Bassist John Curley was a founding member of the Afghan Whigs and owns Cincinnati’s Ultrasuede recording studio. Austin Brown is a prolific songwriter and musician who played in dozens of bands from Houston to Seattle before arriving in Cincinnati and joining dozens more, many at the same time. Joe and Austin had worked together at Kaldi’s on Main in the late 1990’s. During that time, they composed and recorded music in Joe’s downtown apartment.
The band were 2005’s Best New Artist at the recent CEA (Cincinnati’s Entertainments Awards).
Frontman Austin Brown’s laconic voice and tales of the hard life hit even harder when paired with this Cincy trio’s bluesy, sinuous raucous, marked by a rhythm section that could anchor a battleship. The melodic shagginess of early Pavement often comes to mind, yet SS possess a genuinely dark undercurrent that’s entirely their own.