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STS9, Inviting in the Winter

STS9 Plays Oak Mountain on October 28th

As is so often the case when winter arrives in Alabama, most of us natives are starting to wake up to a world that seems slower, quieter, and somehow strange. Here chronic heat is as much a natural law as gravity, but only from March to August (or in this year’s case the tail-end of October). And when that warmth disappears and the cold starts sweeping in, as it is now, home begins to feel decidedly alien.

Enter STS9, a musical group hailing from Georgia whose blend of instrumental rock and ambient electronic overtones makes you wonder if the band members might be related to Daft Punk’s astronaut-helmeted duo. With albums like Interplanetary Escape Vehicle and Ad Explorata, Sound Tribe Sector 9 has a track-record of producing music that’s best characterized as “otherworldly.”

They’ve toured widely, performed at large festivals and small venues alike, and have challenged musical boundaries at every turn. In short, these guys aren’t afraid to innovate. Their success owes largely to the way they string different styles of live music together with electronic layering to create a sound that, in many regards, supersedes standard musical classification. Rock,…

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