Lofty Stills

Alt-Country, Folk, and Dream Pop fusing together to create ethereal emotional tunes. Music at:

Luke Culbertson is a writer, artist and multi-instrumentalist.

Aching as blessing. Dreaming as living. Change as tenderness. Nature as solace.

These are the themes of Lofty Stills.

The musical project of Seattle-dwelling singer/songwriter Luke Culbertson and friends, Lofty Stills envelopes the listener in lush instrumentation and yearning tenor vocals, with comparisons to contemporaries like Bootstraps, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, and Ryan Adams.

In October 2015, the single Every Fight was released, with cover art accompaniment by local experimental photographer May Xiong. This dreamy folk endeavor explores the complex relationship we have with ourselves and with each other.

In early 2016, Lofty Stills released the Lofty Stills EP, a 4-track that dives deep into beauty, pain, and loss. The EP provides an effortless fusion of swirling folk stylings, rich country undertones, and dream pop synths, with Culbertson's fragile, rousing voice gluing it all together.

Culbertson is currently hard at work on a debut full length album.

Velvet River (demo)

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TONIGHT! Come hear us at LoFi Seattle with Close Talker <3

Went searching for the perfect album cover photo location with May Xiong Photography but we got rained out 🌧 to be continued...

1 year ago yesterday, the Lofty Stills EP was released into the world. It has been an incredible journey since the EP came out, and I can't wait to share with you what is coming up next. To celebrate, the EP is now free to download on Bandcamp, so if you don't have a copy, now's a great time to get one!

xoxo Luke

SEATTLE: Reminder! First show of the year at the High Dive on February 19th. $8 doors.

All Around Sound

Wow, thanks!! Some beautiful words about the new Holden Days single over at All Around Sound.

We've been paying a heck of a lot of attention to Seattle singer/songwriter Lofty Stills since his self-titled EP last year and his successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his full length debut which is how we found friend/collaborator Holden Days. The California singer/songwriter crafts music with a kindred sense of delicacy and grace that's it's hardly surprising not only that the two found each other but that they're committed to raising the other up and bringing out the best in each other. That's essentially what happens on "Eau Claire", the first single from Holden Days' upcoming full length Cultivate.

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