Bassist Luke Stewart Profiled

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Watching Luke Stewart play the upright bass is hypnotic. He balances the instrument’s long neck gently on his shoulder, like he’s tending to a dance partner who’s fallen asleep, and then leans an ear in, as if it has something to tell him. When the music is fast, he bounces his upper body up and down, whipping his head toward the neck, then yanking it away as if trying to comprehend the notes he’s just played. When he’s playing electric, by contrast, he wears the instrument right at his waist, eschewing low-slung punk-rock cool in favor of a harmolodic intensity, again cocking one ear down toward the strings as he yanks and plucks them with his fingers.