Through wicked curves and twisting turns, the Stagger and Sway delivers acoustic-driven Americana with a Rock and Roll temper that’s both off-kilter and spot-on.
Centered around songwriter Mike Last’s intimate melodies, ear-catching lyrics, and unique bite, this Eugene, OR four-piece lands somewhere in
the spectrum between Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, delivering “smart under-stated, impeccably crafted songs” with skilled precision and
"Rooted in Americana and alternative country, delivered with a noticeable edge in Last’s conversational vocals”
(Northwest Indie Music.com)
Since early-2009, the Stagger and Sway continues to tour the Northwest as showgoers find themselves leaning in—captivated by vivid lyrics—then, surrendering to a raucous swell, stomping their feet and drumming on tables.
Following the Time Changes EP, their first full-length album Break Til You Bend blends country-bent ballads (“Wyoming”) with angular power-pop (“Loudmouth Ideas”), and anthemic rock (“Sh*t Adv*ce”) with addictively heartbreaking melodies (“Eyes like David Bowie”).
the Stagger and Sway is:
Mike Last - acoustic guitar, vocals
Jerry "Groove" Abelin - upright bass, vocals
Ken Howe - drums
Brian Patrick - electric guitar