Name: Extravision
Members: Ryan Stier and friends (Ben Dixon, Tommy Boynton, Trent Derby, Graham Howland, Luke Rauch, Drew Rauch, Kyle Gowin, Nicholas Frampton)
From: Des Moines, IA
Genre: Alt-Folk
Links: facebook / bandcamp



PRESS PHOTOS (credit: Anna Larina)


01 Heart Is A Nest Of Snakes
02 The Dark Where I Could Only Hear
03 The Fear of Missing Out
04 Moments of Silence
05 Still, Up In The Clouds
06 What I Will Become
07 Waking Up
08 Moments of Clarity

Extravision is the solo and collaborative music project of Des Moines, IA resident Ryan Stier (The River Monks, Annalibera). Blending sparkling 12-string guitar, synthesized drone loops, drum machines, and warm electric guitar, Stier lays a meditational bed for dynamic stream of consciousness lyrics focused on death, overcoming fears, and beautiful simplicities.

Extravision is an intentionally malleable music project. The project was originally conceived as a psychedelic rock band influenced by groups like Steve Miller Band and The War On Drugs, and has appeared as a washy, synth-heavy psychfolk trio. You may see Stier performing solo meditational folk songs in DIY settings such as living rooms, sanctuaries, candlelit magic stone shops and art galleries.

“Since the band’s inception […] Des Moines’ Extravision has gone on to tour both of the United States coasts, waded in the festival rounds, and [released] a Daytrotter session. Anchored by Ryan Stier, the band’s cast has transformed from show to show, allowing opportunity for the audience to witness the way a song can continue to transform after it has been written.” -Des Moines Social Club