Nearly two years of wandering the country and hopeful soul-searching have culminated in the debut full-length from Bro. Stephen. The feelings are clear, the lyrics are poetic, and the ghosts in the background are real…
Primarily recorded in a converted chicken coop in rural Indiana, Baptist Girls is stark but hopeful; haunting but beautiful. The sounds of incidental rain and the crack of the wood-burning stove do much to inform the experience. Occasional help from Cheyenne Marie Mize (Yep Roc / Bonnie “Prince” Billy) certainly doesn’t hurt, either! – XRA Records
Is Baptist Girls one of the best records of 2012? These folks think so!
-We Listen For You #5!
-The Decibel Tolls #18!
-Can You See The Sunset #35!
-Backseat Sandbar #10!
-Common Folk #7!
-Folly of Youth (Whistle Peak’s favorite records)
-Rating With Ears #26!
Press for Baptist Girls
-Amazon (Editor Picks)
-You Ain’t No Picasso (track review)
-Beats Per Minute (review)
-Beats Per Minute (video)
-The South Rail (tour)
-One Chord To Another (preview)
-New Music Collaborative (January Favorites)
-Hipster Spinster (video/tour)
-We Listen For You (Ongoing Top 50 Albums of 2012)
-We Listen For You (review)
-Octopus Windmill (track premiere)
-Often and Loud (review)
-No Depression (review)
-Common Folk (interview)
- Common Folk (review)
- Hipster Spinster (preview)
Record Store Sightings (Support Your Local Record Store!):
-Please & Thank You (Louisville, KY)
-LUNA Music (Indianapolis, IN)
-Landlocked Music (Bloomington, IN)
-Waiting Room Records (Bloomington/Normal, IL)
-BIRDLAND MUSIC (Virginia Beach, VA)
-BOO BOO RECORDS (San Luis Obispo, CA)
-CD CENTRAL (Lexington, KY)
-CRIMINAL RECORDS (Atlanta, GA – 2 Locations!)
-CULTURE CLASH (Toledo, OH)
-DADDY KOOL RECORDS (St. Petersburg, FL)
-END OF AN EAR (Austin, TX)
-EXILE ON MAIN ST (Branford, CT)
-GOOD RECORDS (Dallas, TX)
-GRIMEY’S (Nashville, TN)
-GUESTROOM RECORDS (Oklahoma City, OK – 2 Locations!)
-GUESTROOM RECORDS (Norman, OK)
-HOT POOP (Walla Walla, WA)
-JACKPOT RECORDS (Portland, OR – 2 Locations!)
-LUNA MUSIC (Indianapolis, IN)
-LUNCHBOX RECORDS (Charlotte, NC)
-M-THEORY MUSIC (San Diego, CA)
-RADIO-ACTIVE RECORDS (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
-SHAKE IT (Cincinnati, OH)
-STINKWEEDS (Phoenix, AZ)
-VINTAGE VINYL (St. Louis, MO)