DM Stith

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DM Stith
Birth name David Michael Stith
Born (1980-06-24) June 24, 1980 (age 37)
Origin Buffalo, New York
Genres Indie folk, baroque pop, psychedelic folk, folk rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano,
Years active 2006–present
Labels Asthmatic Kitty
Associated acts Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond, The Revival Hour

David Michael Stith is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who released his first album Heavy Ghost in 2009 on the Asthmatic Kitty label. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

David Stith comes from a musical family: his father was a college wind ensemble director and former church choir director; his grandfather is professor emeritus in the music department at Cornell University; his mother is a pianist; his sisters sing opera and play piano and percussion.[1]

Stith begun working on an MFA in graphic design at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art at Indiana University in 2008. He has since left the program and now lives in NY. Continuing to work in the field of graphic design, Stith produced the artwork for his Heavy Ghost CD and other projects for Asthmatic Kitty including cover art for "Dead Zone Boys" by Jookabox, "A Thousand Shark's Teeth" by My Brightest Diamond, "Animal Feelings" by Rafter, "Penelope" and Unremembered by Sarah Kirkland Snider, as well as the Library Catalog Music Series.


Heavy Ghost is characterized by densely layered music features strings and horns on top of Stith's guitar and piano tracks. His multi-tracked voice often provides a quasi-choral backing. Released in 2009, it was very favorably reviewed by many critics, garnering a score of 84 at MetaCritic. [2]

Stith has also opened for, and played piano and sang onstage with, Sufjan Stevens during the 2010 fall tour. On Friday November 19, 2010, he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) supporting Sufjan Stevens as he played "Too Much" from The Age of Adz.

Stith is currently collaborating with fellow American John-Mark Lapham, formerly of UK/US quartet The Earlies. Under the band name The Revival Hour, the duo's debut single 'Hold Back' was released in November 2010 and their EP 'Clusterchord' in November 2012. Their debut album 'Scorpio Little Devil' was released in 2013.

In late 2014, Stith announced a European tour, his first set of live performances as DM Stith in three years, adding that it will be "a sneak preview of his new release due out later in 2015".[3]

His second studio album "Pigeonheart" was released on July 29th 2016 with positive reviews, including a score of 70 on MetaCritic. [4]


  1. ^ "". Singer's website. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Metacritic". review aggregator. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  3. ^ "". Singer's website. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-30. 
  4. ^ "Metacritic". review aggregator. Retrieved 2016-08-23.