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|DM STITH (SUFJAN STEVENS, MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND) SHARES HAUNTING COVER OF R.E.M.’s”MAN ON THE MOON”|
OUT NOW VIA HISTORICAL FICTION RECORDS
“DM Stith whispers with hypnotic, bone-deep authenticity, somewhere between Nina Simone, Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey and Leonard Cohen.”- Michael Stipe
DM Stith has shared his haunting rendition of the timeless R.E.M. classic “Man On The Moon,” available now via Historical Fiction Records on all DSPs. The track, which marks the first release from the intrepid new label, has even earned the praise of R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. Look out for more music from Historical Fiction in the coming weeks.
STREAM “MAN ON THE MOON”
A singer-songwriter and visual artist currently living in upstate NY, DM Stith has explored his expressive vocal range on a variety of projects including two solo albums (Heavy Ghost and Pigeonheart), a full album collaboration with John Mark Lapham of The Earlies (The Revival Hour’s Scorpio Little Devil), two orchestral song cycles with NYC based composers Sarah Kirkland Snider (Unremembered) and Judd Greenstein (My City), and a slew of collaborations with Son Lux, My Brightest Diamond, Anna B Savage and Sufjan Stevens. DM is currently scoring a feature full-length documentary by director Frederic Tcheng (Dior and I).
As a visual artist, Stith follows the same roaming interior curiosity through pencil, ink and watercolor, forming maps of an intriguing austere topography. His work has been featured on grammy award winning albums by Roomful of Teeth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for Voices by Caroline Shaw, as well as albums by Tyshawn Sorey, Nadine Shah, Mary Halvorson, Glenn Kotche, So Percussion, JFDR and the Aizuri Quartet. As a designer, Stith’s hands have been involved in many exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
About Historical Fiction Records:
Introducing Historical Fiction, a New York City-based record label and production company that curates, produces and distributes vibrant new music. Based out of the artist-owned-and-run Reservoir Studios complex in Manhattan— recent clients include Lin Manuel Miranda, Yoko Ono, Jean Baptiste, David Byrne, Paul Simon, Norah Jones, Sufjan Stevens and Blondie. Over the years, the legendary room (in previous incarnations) has recorded an incredible constellation of artists including Nile Rodgers, Miles Davis, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, REM, Al Green, Lou Reed, Biggie Smalls, Mary J. Blige, Diana Ross, David Bowie and in its current incarnation, Historical Fiction builds on this tradition to create space for unique projects grounded in musical intuition and collaboration.