Early Internet is the new project of Dean Stafford and a variety of other Austin based performers. A veteran of the Austin music scene, Stafford was a member of Pompeii for over ten years, releasing three albums, including 2014's post rock masterpiece 'Loom.' After going on a hiatus with Pompeii. Stafford returned his focus to steadily writing and arranging his own songs.
As Early Internet, Stafford writes quiet pop gems in line with influences like Nada Surf and Ben Gibbard as well as contemporaries such as Frightened Rabbit and Mitski; songs tinged with nostalgia and crafted with a careful eye for heartbreaking lyrics and arresting musical details. Since late 2015, he has been performing with a variety of musicians from fellow local bands like Football etc, A. Sinclair and more to bring the songs to life. The first Early Internet EP is set for release later this year.
Listen to "Burn the Bed" by Early Internet
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