Duncan McKnight is an American musician influenced by 60s garage, old country, surf rock, and shoegaze. Born in Bakersfield, California, he began writing and recording music from a young age. Things came to a crashing halt when, while on tour in 2009, McKnight fell ​from​ a window of a building in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland. He suffered extensive injuries including damage to the cerebellum and other internal organs, and barely escaped death. During a nine-month hospital stay in Iceland, he had to relearn how to walk, talk, and play music. Icelandic artist DEAD helped him through the existential aspect of his recovery – as well as the concept “He Who Fears Death Cannot Enjoy Life” had a profound impact. He has since opened for and collaborated with The Allah la’s, Singapore Sling, Dead Skeletons, The Soft Moon, and more. He lives in Austin, Texas and continues to play live and release music.

 

 

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