STAL translates to steel in more than a few languages. Maulini has always shown an exceptional proclivity for music.
This love and talent would first manifest itself in the form of A Red Season Shade, the post-rock outfit he formed with his older brother and a few close friends. The band had an opportunity that would lead to Maulini connecting with local shoegaze legend, Anthony Gonzalez. The two grew close and Gonzalez would eventually invite Maulini to be a touring member of his band, M83. The next two years for Maulini would be spent touring the world, opening for acts like Kings of Leon and Midnight Juggernauts or headlining their own international tours. It was here, on the road with M83, that Maulini was first exposed to the world of synths, keyboards and other electronic elements that would soon be so prevalent in the music he would create. Upon his return home, Maulini wanted to delve deeper into this new world of musical possibilities he had discovered. STAL has released an EP and debut LP, Young Hearts. The band has toured with acts like Nothing But Thieves and Matt and Kim. In early 2017, he moved to Los Angeles. Soon after the move, his music would catch the attention of producer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Mutemath, Night Riots). This collab gave birth to their new EP called Fresh Blood, set to be released early 2018. The five tracks on Fresh Blood converge with a message that life can be really tough, but in the darkness there’s always a light that guides you.