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Treefort Music Fest 2015 Lineup

Boise, Idaho hosts one of the best-named music festivals in America, the Treefort Music Fest. I'm pretty sure there are no actual treehouse venues included in the city's scattered lineup, but still. It takes place this from March 25-29 and features the likes of TV On The Radio, Viet Cong, Delicate Steve, Of Montreal, Nikki… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 27, 2015

David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Holding 25th Anniversary Events In NYC Elevator Museum, Old-School Italian Restaurant, Karaoke Bar

David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is turning 25 sometime soon (the label admits they don't know exactly when it began -- "some time in the late 1980s," they speculate), and they're throwing a three-day anniversary event in New York City. The celebration will take place over three nights (10/1 - 10/3) and will all… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014

Saint Rich – “Sorry/Sadly” (Delicate Steve Side Project)

Here's a cut from the new Delicate Steve side project Saint Rich, an uptempo, multi-chambered classic rocker that finds guitars diving in all around the mix. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 1, 2012

Hear Seltzer Boys (Suckers’ Austin Fisher, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Delicate Steve, Al Carlson) In This Snowboarding Video

Next year, Suckers' Austin Fisher, Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, Delicate Steve's Steve Marion and producer Al Carlson will put out a record as Seltzer Boys, a project borne of the group's one-time live collaboration during a December 2011 stop at NYC experimental venue the Stone. In attendance happened to be pro snowboarder Lukas Huffman, who wa… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 17, 2012

Delicate Steve – “Redeemer” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion makes ebullient, worldly music that's propelled not by vocals (which are typically abstracted and peripheral, if present at all), but rather gliding lead-guitar work, phrased and delivered with a lyrical, often ecstatic clarity. It's a polyglot aesthetic that's lured David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, and one that's packaged beautifully in "Redeemer," the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 12, 2012

Stream Delicate Steve’s Positive Force

This is the story of how versatile young Luaka Bop multi-instrumental composer Delicate Steve got his friends to put his album on their Facebook walls. At first blush this makes the Delicate Steve experiment extraordinarily ordinary, but for the essential differentiating factor that Delicate Steve's friends have abnormally influential social media pages, because… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 27, 2012

Ra Ra Riot Cover Steve Winwood With Delicate Steve

On 4/21, Record Store Day, Barsuk and Luaka Bop will release a split 7" from Ra Ra Riot and Delicate Steve. On one side, Delicate Steve will help Ra Ra Riot to cover Steve Winwood's cheese-rock classic "Valerie." And on the other, Ra Ra Riot will help Delicate Steve to cover… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2012

Delicate Steve – “Afria Talks To You”

David Byrne's Luaka Bop label has Stereogum CMJ party alum Delicate Steve down for a new album this May. It's called Positive Force, which is a fair LP name coming from someone calling himself Delicate Steve. For the record, Steve does it all, writing, playing, recording, producing every moment. Positive Force is the studio-based… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2012

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers' (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011

CMJ 2011: Stereogum/Popgun Showcase @ Glasslands 10/18/11 Feat. Titus Andronicus, Delicate Steve, Mr. Dream, Cuckoo Chaos, Hollerado

So, CMJ. It's begun. This year we decided to get our shots in early, in some sort of a sado-masochistic attempt to be as lifeless by Sunday as possible, apparently. That means a party last night, and a party tonight. For Tuesday night's bill, we joined forces with Popgun Booking to present NJ wit/punk firebrand… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 19, 2011

Stereogum CMJ 2011: John Maus, Oneohtrix Point Never Added To Animal Collective DJs, Titus Andronicus, Etc.

UPDATE: We are happy to announce that Four Tet has been added to this bill, and will DJ from 8-9PM (which is precisely the time there will be free vodka). Come early and often. Iceland Airwaves is over, which means it must be time for CMJ. As promised, Stereogum's parties this week… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 17, 2011

Stereogum CMJ Parties 2011: Titus Andronicus, Animal Collective’s Geologist & Deakin, Twin Sister, More

Next week, NYC's streets will be teeming with a mix of earnest collegiate indie rock aficionados and grizzled music biz veterans. There will be wonderful lineups at all sorts of venues, and if you pick the right show you may just see a band that will be written about on a blog the next day. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 10, 2011

Delicate Steve – “Don’t Get Stuck (Proud Elephants)” MP3 & Video

New Jersey avant popster Delicate Steve -- real name Steve Marion, he of Our Band Could Be Your Life tribute and balling with Nat Baldwin repute -- recently unveiled the project's latest video for "Don't Get Stuck (Proud Elephants)," a jittery, colorful take on a performance video. Check it, grab the track:… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 29, 2011

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011

Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent, Ted Leo, tUnE-yArDs Team Up For Our Band Could Be Your Life: The Concert

Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991 is a great book, an essential read for folks who were there from the beginning, came in a little late, need to brush up on their music history, don't know much about history, etc. Azerrad's paragraphs are anecdotal, breezy, and… More »

By: brandon / March 8, 2011

Delicate Steve – “Wondervisions” Video (Feat. Nat Baldwin)

New Jersey's Delicate Steve is the solo project of 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion (he's got a band for live shows). It's an instrumental project with some genius twists. For example, on "Wondervisions," the title track to his new album, the R&B melody has a vamping quality to it, like Beyonce strutting on a stage (the… More »

By: jessica / December 2, 2010