Chris Staples

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Chris Staples
Birth nameChristopher Staples
GenresAlternative rock, indie rock,
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion
Years active1995–present
LabelsBarsuk Records
Associated actsTwothirtyeight
Discover America

Chris Staples is a musician from Seattle, Washington. He released Panama, Burned and Blistered, Blackest Hair, Bluest Eyes, Badlands, and American Soft independently, before catching the attention of Seattle-based Barsuk Records, who re-released American Soft in 2014. Staples' second album on Barsuk Records, Golden Age, was released in 2016, his next album, entitled Holy Moly, is set to come out on Barsuk Records on June 28th, 2019.

In addition to his solo career, Staples has performed with Telekinesis (band), J. Tillman, Rocky Votolato, Jeremy Enigk, and David Bazan.

Previously, Staples wrote and released music as "Discover America".

Early in his career, he was the vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Twothirtyeight.[1]


  • Panama
  • Burned and Blistered
  • Blackest Hair, Bluest Eyes (2004)
  • Badlands (2010)
  • Faces - EP (2011)
  • American Soft (2014)
  • Golden Age (2016)
  • Holy Moly (2019)


  1. ^ Borges, Mario Mesquita. "Biography: Twothirtyeight". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010.