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)