Following a stellar SXSW showcase, Skittish was being courted by labels in2011. After a love-triangle blow out and a band-member suicide attempt the industry interest was scared off.The members dispersed leaving band-leader Jeff Noller alone, back where he started Skittish, in a Minneapolis
basement. From this calamity sprang “The Five Stages EP.”
Based on the psychological concept of the 5 Stages of Grief that people go
through when experiencing massive changes in their lives, each song
represents a different stage, a different voice, the different
personalities we all have when the flood of chemicals in our brain tilt us
one way or another. Entirely written and recorded by Noller, it dances the
listener from denial to acceptance in 25 minutes.
The sound of the album seems to conjure Trent Reznor and Conor Oberst
meeting in a support group, building a time machine, and heading back to
the dawn of the Industrial Revolution to make a record in an old factory.
This sound has been cultivated over the 8 years of Skittish, and can most
easily be described as ‘folk-rock…
Though any number of mighty minstrels may join him for live shows, Jeff
Noller has remained the constant creative force behind Skittish since its
inception in 2005. Minnesota born and bred, and sprung from the same
hometown as Garrison Keillor, Noller crafts songs that are at times folky,
rough, weird, and bitingly sarcastic. All with literary flair and more
hooks than a tackle box. He has written and recorded all four Skittish
albums in a hand-built lean-to of a studio in St Paul, Minnesota. That is
where he’s known to spend his time, toiling on audio projects, and
amassing enough money and courage to eventually disappear into the north woods.
“The Five Stages EP” is the critically lauded next step for Skittish.
Newly signed with Spectra Records, Noller has gathered another gaggle of
the best and brightest musicians Minnesota has to offer, ready to bring
“The Five Stages EP” to life; and Skittish out of the dark basement. The
gut busting rhythm section and confessional lyrics will be there as well.
The new album "The Five Stages EP" will be released in stores and online
worldwide on Spectra Records February 11, 2014.
The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Skittish and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with them about their career and the entertainment industries at large.. Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, Cool Man about Town Ron Russell, and Hollywood Vixen Deidra Sarego as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest!
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