“Bands like Staghorn remind me how superb instrumental rock can truly be, and how I need to be listening to more of it. This kind of music unfolds like a great novel, taking you on a journey. Staghornʼs 30-minute set was short, but not abbreviated, because they were debuting ““Parousia I / Kismet II,” a work of art that can only be loosely called an “album,” because it transcended that.  Their performance played out like the soundtrack to the apocalypse, with stark flashing lights and clips of spoken-word about dismal times. Two of the three members wore face coverings, all wore hoods, and they were otherwise costumed for a dystopian life in the desert a-la Mad Max. Then their heavy guitars smashed through a depiction of the disintegration of society.”

Smile Politely

Covering Pygmalion Festival Autumn 2016



We, are Staghorn.

A three-piece outfit from St. Louis, Missouri debuts “Parousia I / Kismet II” – 30 minutes of euphonic introspection where global ethic and activism transcend the traditional parameters of music. Equally heavy in concept and musicality, “Parousia I / Kismet II” is the soundtrack to building a better world. Set within proverbial walls of sound, a spoken word narrative concerning a final human settlement evokes images of dystopia, invoking moods both bleak and hopeful. Strongly principled as a do-it-yourself collective operating Leave Your Mark Print Shop and Mills Custom Amps, all vinyl and CD copies of “Parousia I / Kismet II” come with detailed custom packaging, designed, screen-printed, and built from the ground up in house. Creativity and compassion effects a working, sustainable future.

Music. Thought. Action. Solidarity.



JS: Guitar, Effects, Composure, Narration/Writing
LB: Bass, Rhodes, Harmonium, Visual Arts, Narration
MS: Drums, Percussion, Technical Audio



( 2015 ) Staghorn – Parousia I / Kismet II 12” Record
300 on Red Splatter Vinyl with Hand made Recycled Packaging
Recorded By: Ryan Haft (Wrong) @ Pinecrust Studios
Mixed By: Jonathon Nunez (Torche) @ Pinecrust Studios
Master by: Nick @ New Alliance East
Art by: Seth Rodgers
Label: Cognitive Dissonance

Future Releases:
( 2017 ) Staghorn – Parousia I / Kismet II Cassette
150 Hand made Packaging
Label: Broken World Media

( 2017 ) New Record due out late Summer



Live Sessions


For Fans Of:


Godspeed You!, Black Emperor, Mogwai, Circle Takes The Square

Notable Bands Staghorn Have Supported


Phobia, Conan, HELL, Graf Orlock, Dangers, Shai Hulud, Yowie, O’Brother, Cloakroom, Royal Thunder, Black Tusk, BellWitch, Comrades, Spotlights, Graves at sea, North, Primitive Man, Wreckmeister Harmonies, Maps and Atlases, The Well, LZR WLF, Fister, Timbre, Hikes, You Blew It!, ADJY, Look Mexico, Ratboys, Forrester,  Sinai Vessel, Screaming Females, Caddywhompus, Looming, Lume, Frameworks

Show/Tour History


August Tour 2015

July 10th – St. Louis @ Melt w/ Yowie, Staghorn, Laika, Hardbody, The Maness Brothers
August Tour W/ Gillian Carter
August 27th – St. Louis, MO ***W/Gillian Carter – @ Kismet
August 28th – Jackson, TN ***W/Gillian Carter @ Knuckleheads
September 2nd – Shai Hulud – Fubar
September 9th – St. Louis, MO @ FOAM W/ Henrietta, Staghorn, Jr. Clooney

Autumn Tour 2015

October 3rd 2015 – St. Louis, MO ( RECORD RELEASE ) @ Dugen House **^#
October 4th 2015 – Champaign, IL – Thee Death Tower **#
October 5th 2015 – Chicago, IL – @ Bucket O Blood **#
October 6th 2015 – Quad Cities, Moline, IL – @ Uncle Stu’s Haunted Waterpark and Slightly Less
Haunted Go Kart Track **#
October 7th 2015 – Columbia, MO @ The social Room **#
October 8th 2015 – Springfield, MO @ Front of house lounge **^#
October 9th 2015 – Witchita, KS **@ Kirbyʼs **^#
October 10th 2015 – Oklahoma City, OK** @ Ten/Pen **^#
October 11th 2015 – Denton, TX @ Gatsbyʼs Mansion ^#
October 12th 2015 – Austin, TX @ MonkeyWrench Books ^#
October 13th 2015 – EL Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall ^#
October 14th 2015 – Tempe, AZ @ 51 West Art Space ^#
October 15th 2015 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Cabin ^#
October 16th 2015 – Driving ^#
October 17th 2015 – Santa Fe, NM @ c ^#
October 18th 2015 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground ^#
October 19th 2015 – Laramie, WY @ Babe Haus
October 20th 2015 – Fort Collins @ Art Lab ^#
October 21st 2015 – Colorado Springs @ FLUX ^#
October 22nd 2015 – manhatten, KS @ Church of Swole ^#
October 23rd 2015 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Broke Haus ^#
October 24th 2015 – MIlwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock and Roll Palace ^#
October 25th 2015 – Carbondale, IL @ The Skihaus ^#

Winter 2015 Shows

December 15th 2015 – St. Louis, MO @ Kimset W/ RiftWorm
January 7th – @ Foam
w/ double God, Staghorn, Pierre, family medicine
January 15th @ PDM w/ GT
January 16th @ Foam w/ GT
January 18th – @ metal gear house – the foxery, secret stuff, life without, Staghorn
January 29th – quad cities @ castle Caladan
January 30th – minniapolis, mn @ broke haus
January 31st -Daytrotter Session
February 4th – Chicago, IL – Emporium Barcade

SXSW Tour March 2016

March 9th – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird w Bell Witch, Fister,
March 10th – Nashville, TN @ Mad Donnas Loft w/ still sights, Commoner
March 11th – Chattanooga, TN – House Show W/Stepfathers
March 12th – Atlanta, GA @ under the couch w/ Capillaries, of The vineHot wives,
March 13th – Birmingham, AL – the firehouse with CURSE
March 14th – Memphis, TN – Young Spotty w/ Choir vandals, Holy Gallows, greyscale
March 15th – New Orleans, LA – Hey! Cafe w/ Choir Vandals
March 16th – Lafayette, LA @ JP’s w/ father rust, Choir Vandals
March 17th – Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge Music Studios w/ Choir Vandals, Heavy Mantle
March 18th – Austin, TX – SXSW w/ Choir Vandals
March 19th – Austin, TX – SXSW Get Over Yourself Fest w/ Choir Vandals
March 20th – Fayettville, AR – Backspace w/ Choir Vandals, ratboys, sinai vessel
March 21st – Springfield, MO – House w/ Choir Vandals

March 31st @ Fubar // Black Tusk, Holy Grail, Dibiase, Staghorn

Kismet Volume II Tour // Select days with Au Revoir, Atsuko Chiba

April 4th – St. Louis, MO @ The Sink Hole w/ Au Revoir
April 5th – Champaign, IL – The Accord w/ Au Revoir
April 6th – Louisville, KY – Modern Cult Records w/ the foxery
April 7th – Lexington, KY – Broomwagon coffee and bikes w/ the foxery, Verstarker
April 8th – Cinicinatti, Oh w/ Ethicist, Great Dane
April 9th – Detroit, MI – @ The Ritz – Speak No Evil IV w/ Au Revoir and Atsuko Chiba
April 10th – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness w/ Cloakroom
April 11th – Baltimore, MD @ The Bell Foundry
April 12th – Allentown, PA @ Alternative Gallery
April 13th – Brooklyn, New York @ the Acheron
April 14th – Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Atsuko Chiba
April 15th – Clifton, NJ @ Clash Bar
April 16th – Philidelphia, Pa @ ORTILEBS w/ shed
April 17th – Southbridge, MA @ Starlite
April 18th @ Enjoying Nature
April 19th – Pittsburgh @ Black Forge Coffee
April 20th – Lakewood, OH @ the Foundry w/ Seeress
April 21st – Fort Wayne, IN @ Bob Vila’s This old house
April 22nd – Chicago, IL @ Gnarnia
April 23rd – Springfield, IL @ The Black Sheep
April 24th – St. Louis @ The Demo w/ Timbre

May 2nd @ San Loo w/ Van Buren & Gnarly Davidson

Staghorn \\\ /// A Film In Color Tour

May 27th – St. Louis, MO @ FOAM w/ Staghorn and Daybringer
May 28th – Kansas City, MO @ Records on Merrit w/ a film in color
May 29th – Colorado Springs @ FLUX w/ Autumn Creatures and Comrades, A Film In
May 30th- Laramie, WY – BABE Haus
May 31st – Denver, CO – 7th Circle Music Collective w/ Via Luna, Riala
June 1st – Columbia, Mo – Gay House
June 2nd – St. Louis, MO – Shlafly Taproom
July 12th – St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space w/ Collaboration with Lucian Shaprio
August 12th – 24th w/ Hikes Summer Tour
August 11th – Springfield, Mo – Outland Ballroom
August 12th – St. Louis, MO – Bottom Bunk
August 13th – Champaign, IL – Chitz and Bits
August 14th – Louisville, KY – Modern Cult Records
August 15th – Lexington, KY – Best Friends Bar
August 16th – Cincinatti – Arcade Legacy
August 17th – Elyria, Oh – Blank Slate
August 18th – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
August 19th – Springfield, IL – Black Sheep Cafe
August 20th – Rockford, IL – The Temple – That’s Baby Stuff Fest
August 21st – Milwaukee, WI – Quarters Rock N’ Roll Palace
August 22nd – Chicago, IL – Franciscan Fun House
August 23rd – Quad Cities, IA – The island
August 24th – Carbondale, IL – The Skihaus
August 31st – St. Louis, Mo W/ Sough // Ikarae @ KISMET

Pygmalion Festival & End of 2016

September 16 – Champaign, IL @ Memphis On Main W/ Iska Dhaaf, Motes, Euriah on Heirship
October 1st – St. Louis, MO @ Foam W/ Typesetter, The Hurt Ensemble
October 22nd – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar – Woopsie Fest w/ Maps and Atlases and many more


January 6th – Memphis, TN – ZaFest III w/ Forrester ( Julian Baker ), Pillow Talk
January 8th – Carbondale, IL – The SKihaus



Tours being planned for 2017-18 / Currently rehearsing for new records.

US West Coast, US East Coast and Canada, SXSW, Alaska, Europe, 71 Grind Fest, Japan, Costa Rica, Brazil, THE FEST, and many other fests!