emerging in 2015, Pull String Prophet has been in the works for nearly
a decade. The Elizabethtown, PA-based industri-pop band began as
writing outlet for Don Shiner, former lead guitar player for
Pennsylvania original bands Axum and
Odd Thomas. Using the knowledge gained from writing and
performing for Axum’s 2003 full-length release, Like So Much Therapy, and also
performing all the recording and mixing duties for Odd Thomas’s 2009
6-track EP, See How They Run,
Shiner spent his time on the side writing and refining the tracks for
the debut album The Company We Keep.
Containing 14 tracks in total, comprised of heart-felt thoughts and
experiences, The Company We Keep
became a true autobiography of Shiner’s life. As a deeply
personal journey, the album was not only written and performed entirely
by Shiner, but also recorded and mixed in his home studio.
Released on July 7, 2015, the album spans between genres, offering
On March 11, 2016, a cover of the U2 classic "Until the End of the
World" was released. While staying true to the original, the Pull
String Prophet version adds a harder edge, signature to the songs from The Company We Keep.
The first half of 2016 was focused on writing a follow-up record to the
debut. Recording officially began in July of 2016, with a release
planned for mid-fall.