|Birth name||Christopher Scott Kannberg|
|Also known as||Spiral Stairs|
August 30, 1966 |
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, Bass guitar|
|Labels||Matador Records, Domino Records, Drag City|
|Associated acts||Pavement, Preston School of Industry|
Christopher Scott Kannberg (born August 30, 1966), known professionally as Scott Kannberg and Spiral Stairs, is a musician best known for being a founding member of the indie-rock band Pavement. He also headed the band Preston School of Industry, and has been a solo artist.
Kannberg was a childhood friend of Stephen Malkmus, both of them growing up in Stockton, California. Together they would form the band Pavement under the pseudonyms "Spiral Stairs" and "SM", respectively. Kannberg wrote and sang lead vocals on several Pavement songs, including "Painted Soldiers", "Hit the Plane Down", "Kennel District", "Date With IKEA", and "Passat Dream". After Pavement disbanded he formed a new band called Preston School of Industry on Matador Records. The band released two albums and an EP, but became inactive in 2004.
He released his first solo album in 2009.
See Pavement discography.
With Preston School of Industry
Solo (as 'Spiral Stairs')
- The Real Feel (2009)
- California Births, 1905 - 1995, Christopher S. Kannberg