Discover America

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Discover America is the most recent secretion of musical chameleon Chris Staples. It's a wound that has been oozing for almost a decade now. First with sorely missed angular-rock band twothirtyeight. Later with a Neil Young-esque solo career. Now he's back with a batch of quirky, hip, retro, upbeat tunes.

The appropriately titled debut album, "Psycholgy," is a journey to distant lands of jangly angular rock music. There we will find some carnival-esque melodies and some distant lo-fi hip hop beats...if you can imagine a ghetto blaster in some back alley pouring out it's coarse rythym. Loads of quirky guitar lines and walking bass. "Psychology" explores the human psyche from an objective point of view. "I wanted to point out how predicable and unoriginal we are," says Staples. Themes include the afterlife, the biology of human love, childhood, faking hipness, commanding females, social difficulty, and the relationship between faith/doubt.

"Psychology" hits stores on April 26th.

Chris resides in Seattle, Washington via sunny Florida. He installs kitchen cabinets and engineers independant records in his home studio, The Snake Ranch. He is 26 years old.

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Discover America is the most recent secretion of musical chameleon Chris Staples. It's a wound that has been oozing for almost a decade now. First with sorely missed angular-rock band twothirtyeight. Later with a Neil Young-esque solo career. Now he's back with a batch of quirky, hip, retro, upbeat tunes.

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