Among Authors puts the Seattle art rock band in a league of their own. The Pacific North West, known for it’s over the top use of distortion and fuzz pedals, has been longing for music that prioritizes focused song composure over teen angst attitude.”I Am Become” follows the story of a troubled astronaut adrift in an endless loop.
At the age of 23, vocalist Ian Ketterer faced a life and death experience in the form of open-heart surgery. Fortunately for him, and us, he survived to tell the tale. While the lyrics are not directly related to any one event, the influence is obvious. With a new lease on life, Ian made the decision to push his music career with full force. He relocated from Wisconsin to Seattle, Washington, meeting up with former high-school classmate Jon Livingston. Ian’s brother Jason, moved to Seattle a few years later and the three eventually birthed Among Authors. Over the years there have been a rotation of musicians lending their talents to recordings and live performances. Most notably, the song “The Overture” features Violinist Andrew Joslyn who can be heard on many of Macklemore’s best hits.
In addition to the entire album being self-written, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered, they animated and edited a full music video for the single “Imitation House” out of photoshopped drawings, they do their own booking and marketing, and control every aspect of their online presence which includes the processing of all orders through the band’s website.