As Early Internet, Dean Stafford writes quiet pop gems tinged with nostalgia and heartbreaking lyrics; taking cues from early aughts artists like Death Cab for Cutie and Jimmy Eat World as well as contemporaries like Mitski and Hazel English. After spending the bulk of his life in Texas fronting Austin indie rock band, Pompeii, Stafford picked up and moved to Los Angeles in 2017.

Crafting introspective melodies through the lens of various guitar pedals, the debut Early Internet single, “Blankets,” is loosely inspired by Craig Thompson’s beloved graphic novel of the same name. Coated in ambience, but driving enough to avoid being washy - the winter-themed track would serve nicely as the background to your favorite coming of age story about love, loss, and redemption. Look for more Early Internet releases scheduled throughout 2019.