A lyrically intriguing and musically emotional indie alt-rock band from Seattle Washington, Among Authors is fronted by lead singer and keyboardist Ian Ketterer. After undergoing open-heart surgery at the age of 23, Ian relocated the band from Wisconsin to Seattle, WA to further the band’s music career. The band is unsure why they write such emotional music, maybe getting Ian’s heart ripped out (in the most literal sense) subconsciously solidifies the band’s writing process.
Among Authors has always been completely independent in all forms of the word. Aside from animating their debut music video for their single “Imitation House” in their bedrooms, Among Authors’ debut full length album “I AM BECOME” was also recorded over a 4 year span in the band’s basement. All songs were written, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by the band themselves. The digital version of the album is available everywhere digital music is streamed and sold. Physical CDs are also available on the band’s website along with limited 180 gram transparent blue vinyl releasing in December 2017.
Among Authors has been fortunate enough to be sponsored by an analog photography company called Lomography, which is based in Vienna, Austria. They also wrote and recorded the music for a short film called “Dear Emma” and their music will also be featured in an upcoming Playstation 4 and Xbox One game called “On A Roll” which is set to release in early 2018.
The Holy Dark
The Holy Dark is an emerging Portland based Gloom/Folk outfit formed by songwriter John Miller. The upcoming record “Pretty Little Bird” which was recorded in 2017 at Toadhouse Recording Studios with Adam Pike in Portland, Oregon explores the mysterious and often times bewildering complexities of human emotion.