released January 23, 2012
All songs written and performed by Will Walden, Matt McGuire, and Mac Welch
Lived Like String:
Will Walden - Guitar, Vocals, Piano
Matt McGuire - Bass, Production
Mac Welch - Trombone
Mastered by Yale Yng-Wong
"On StaG’s newest single, ‘Lived Like String’, I’m hearing a sunken, Church-like drift suggestive of enormity, hinting at an reserved emptiness which is totally out of reach of the listener. The beat is slow, mechanical and restless but not at the cost of organicity, and a kind of spiritual solitude and richness displaying itself in the follow up to their first full-length album is consistently vast and flowing."
"'Lived Like String', a single that distills all that came before into four minutes of unadulterated pop bliss."