Hometown: Urbana, Illinois

Driven by feminine empowerment and an ever-evolving quest for lineup diversification and self-sufficiency, Staghorn is as much an intellectual, cultural and philosophical statement as it as an artistic expression. Conceptualizing their compositions as an extended narrative about humanity’s insistence towards the destruction of their surroundings and ultimately of themselves, Staghorn’s recordings offer a narrated sonic journey through our self-induced downfall, the animal kingdom’s terrifying yet triumphant return to power, the crisis of water shortage, a peek into a future where cooperative co-existence is possible, and more. Those prepared to open their minds and take the plunge into this hypothetical realm will find artistry and aesthetic side by side with activism; striking composition aligned with thoughtful ethics, both of which proclaim themselves with bold immediacy.