Author: bencentra

Live @ Ben’s Living Room

Can’t make it to our Porchfest set? You can check out our practice concert from this past weekend! We held a party for some friends and played them some tunes. It was a blast, and we mostly remembered how to play everything! Come for the BRAND NEW SONG we revealed, stay for our very good…
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Live @ Porchfest 2022!

These Stains are excited to be playing live again! We’ve done a few open mics here and there, but otherwise our EP Release/Quarantine Livestream was our last big “concert.” Which is why we’re incredibly excited to be playing again at Somerville Porchfest on Saturday, May 14, 2022! Join us and over a hundred other musical…
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Listen to Firesword 2!

It’s finally here! Firesword 2 is now available for your listening pleasure on Bandcamp and all streaming services. Journey underground to a world of talking animals, tyrannical rulers, and epic battles in this “sequel” to our epic prog-rock tale. Firesword 2 by These Stains Are Who I Am We had a blast at our premier…
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Firesword 2: Pre-order and Listening Party

That’s right, it’s actually happening! Firesword 2 – the continuation of our epic prog-rock journey – will be released on 2/22/22 (“Firesword TWOsday”). You can pre-order it now on Bandcamp and pre-save it on Spotify right now. It’ll be available on all streaming services on 2/22. Want to listen along with us? Join us for…
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The Raccoon King

Well, you’ve done it now… You stole from the fearsome, wicked, and powerful Raccoon King! Never mind that it was just a single gold coin; you’re going to be punished to the fullest extent of the law, or whatever the King decides is the law. Can you plead your case and appease him, or will…
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Cave of Splendor

You find yourself hopelessly lost in a dark cave, deep underground. Then all of a sudden, a city comes into view, full of friendly talking animals. They invite you to feast with them, but you bite off a little more than you can chew… The saga of Firesword 2 beings with our first single, “Cave…
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The Cycle Begins Anew

We’re finally giving the fans what they want! That’s right, Firesword 2 is coming soon*! Firesword was our tribute and celebration to the craziness and excess of progressive rock, a genre Ben listened to way too much of during high school. We fit a lot of fun ideas into 9 minutes back in 2019. But…
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I Am The Machine

You think you’re tough? You don’t even know what tough is! There’s nothing like the power of being at the controls of… a forklift. We become one. I am the machine. Andrew showed Ben some ridiculous, probably AI-generated t-shirts about forklift operators, so we wrote an anthem for all the operators out there. For such…
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Going Supernova

2021 is looking bright! Very bright, even painfully bright. Hey, is it getting hotter in here? “Your Eyes Are Like Stars” brings you the quiet intensity of an exploding star in a basement Jazz club. This song is inspired by bossa nova jazz classics like “The Girl from Ipanema,” with rhythmic acoustic guitar and understated…
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‘Tis The Season

Congratulations! You made it this far into 2020. Pour yourself a stiff eggnog, sit by the crackling fire, and… hey, what’s that sulfur smell? The whole year has gone to hell. So why not spend Christmas there, too! Celebrate the season with our instant holiday classic, “Christmas in Hell.” Available on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and YouTube.