|Name Todd Stadtman||Role Singer · toddstadtman.com|
|Albums Anxotica, Only I Can Save You|
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Todd Stadtman is an American, San Francisco based author, blogger, songwriter, singer and producer, whose musical works combine an affinity for classic pop songcraft, with a wide range of post-punk, electronic and alternative music influences.
As a member of the duo Zikzak – which also featured guitarist/arranger David Rubinstein – he co-wrote, co-produced and performed on the 2000 Bitter Records album release See You There. Following that group's dissolution in 2001, he embarked upon a solo career, releasing two solo albums in the ensuing years. The first of these, 2003's Anxotica, featured contributions from San Francisco soundtrack artists Pray for Rain, singer-songwriter Hannah Marcus and American Music Club guitarist Vudi. For 2005's Prix Fixe Records release Only I Can Save You – a disc with a far more minimal, electro influenced sound than its predecessor – Stadtman co-produced with Pray for Rain's Dan Wool.
Stadtman made his debut in the San Francisco music scene as singer and bassist for the popular local art-punk band B Team, which released two EPs, First Product and Buy American, between 1981 and 1983. He then fronted The Naked Into, a dark pop outfit that also featured Lisa Davis, later of American Music Club and the Toiling Midgets, and Dave Hawkins, later of Engine 88. The band released one LP, 1987's Here Comes the World, on local label Infrasonic Records, before breaking up the following year.
Stadtman began writing for Teleport City, one of the longest running cult cinema websites on the internet, in February 2008. Around the same time, he started his Rondo Award nominated blog Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill! In March 2015, he released his first book, Funky Bollywood: The Wild World of 1970s Indian Action Cinema, which was published by Britain's FAB Press to international acclaim. His writing has also appeared in the Times of India, Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and on the websites io9, Mondo Macabro, and The Cultural Gutter. He also contributed to the Turkey edition of the World Directory of Cinema, published by Intellect, Ltd.