From Chad Thomas Johnston
Visit CTJ on the Interweb at chadthomasjohnston.com. All donations go directly to the artist. Sleeve art by CTJ. Performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Chad Thomas Johnston over a period of months in a dimly-lit basement with a low ceiling, "Stalking Stuffers" is an obsessively-crafted, lo-fi labor of love. The resulting record showcases the influence of The Innocence Mission, The Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, Low, Iron & Wine, and England’s shoegazer movement (Slowdive, Jesus and Mary Chain). "Stalking Stuffers" is a peppermint pastiche of hushed (and sometimes cranky) holiday songs that crackle, flicker, glow, and hum like a chain of Christmas lights with a few bulbs burnt out. The quietest kind of musical electrocution.