Bro. Stephen Hooks Up With GemsonVHS

The union of these 2 entities has birthed a few new videos!

I got to hang out with Mr. Anthony T. from GemsonVHS while I was in Nashville a few days back and we recorded some videos for all of you lovely folks. We hope you like them. Feel free to let the GemsonVHS folks know how much you like them and check out their other video work too! They’ve done some great work with great friends of mine like John Davey, Laura Balke, and Moorhound.

Without further ado,

“Patrons Of The Arts”

“Tears On Tape”

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Spring Tour! (updated)

I’m hitting the road in 10 days! Chances are, I’ll be playing somewhere within driving distance of where you are soon.

Feb. 17th | Bloomington, IN @ In-store @ Landlocked w/ Lydia Loveless

Feb. 17th | Bloomington, IN @ Record Release Show at Russian Recording w/ Mike Adams At His Honest Weight and Busman’s Holiday

Feb. 18th | Muncie, IN @ Village Green Records w/ State Park

Feb. 19th | South Bend, IN @ Quincy’s w/ John Davey

Feb. 20th | Grand Rapids, MI @ 815 Watson St SE w/ Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me), Nathan K (limited seating! Email danclimie@gmail.com for a spot on the guest list)

Feb. 21st | Lansing, MI @ Deep Pink w/ Nathan K, Those Willows

Feb. 22nd | Kalamazoo, MI @ No Fun House w/ Glowfriends

Feb. 23rd | Ypsilanti, MI @ Woodruff’s w/ Gun Lake

Feb. 24th | Toledo, OH @ In-store  @ Culture Clash

Feb. 24th | West Lafayette, IN @ Greyhouse

Feb. 25th | Indianapolis, IN @ LUNA Music w/ husband&wife, Rodeo Ruby Love, and Metavari

Feb. 26th | Nashville, TN @ The Dirks’ House w/ Seth Wood, Mackenzie Scott

Feb. 27th | St. Louis, MO @ The Heavy Anchor w/ Arthur and The Librarians

Feb. 28th | Bowling Green, KY @ tba w/ Brooks Ritter, Great State

March 1st | Springfield, IL @ Missy’s House w/ John Davey

March 2nd | Peoria, IL @ 2020 House w/ Rory Toelle and The Old Adage

March 4th | Milwaukee, WI @ Linneman’s w/ Golden Coins, Paul

March 5th | Minneapolis, MN @ Steady Print Shop w/ Kalispell

March 6th | Eau Claire, WI @ The Mouse Trap w/ Kalispell

March 8th | Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR w/ Molly Sullivan

March 9th | Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Dash-In w/ Lee Miles

March 10th | Lexington, KY @ CD Central In-store

March 11th | Louisville, KY @ RYE on Market

March 13th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 14th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 15th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 16th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 17th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

“Tears On Tape” Official Music Video

 

Directed by Torlando Hakes

Starring the comic book making skills of Lyndsey Taylor.

Happy Release Day!! Spring Tour!

Baptist Girls is officially in stores today! Please, please, please go down to your local record shop and pick it up or tell them to order it if they haven’t. There are a number of awesome stores who will definitely have it in stock and in their listening stations soon so you should definitely hit up these cool stores like Birdland in Virginia Beach, CD Central in Lexington KY, Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, Landlocked in Bloomington IN, Criminal in Atlanta, End of An Ear in Austin, Grimey’s in Nashville, or even M-Theory in San Diego. There are lots more where that came from, but the message is go out and pick it up from your record store if you can. If they don’t have it, they can easily order it.

Definitely go pick one up at a local record store, but if for some reason you don’t like having beautiful things in your hands, you can still score some super high-quality digital files on the XRA Bandcamp! Also, you can, of course, still get it at the XRA Webstore.

I will talk more about my thoughts on the record in a second, but wanted to share some tour dates with you! Do you like tour dates? ‘Cause I’ve got them. Tell a friend, tell a frenemy, tell a family member, tell a shut-in. I’m coming your way if you life in the Midwest and I can’t wait to see everyone!

(This list will be updated often so keep checking out the tour page!)

Feb. 17th | Bloomington, IN @ In-store @ Landlocked w/ Lydia Loveless

Feb. 17th | Bloomington, IN @ Record Release Show at Russian Recording w/ Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

Feb. 18th | Muncie, IN @ Village Green Records w/ State Park

Feb. 19th | South Bend, IN @ Quincy’s w/ John Davey

Feb. 20th | Grand Rapids, MI @ 815 Watson St SE w/ Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me), Nathan K (limited seating! Email danclimie@gmail.com for a spot on the guest list)

Feb. 21st | Lansing, MI @ tba w/ Nathan K

Feb. 22nd | Kalamazoo, MI @ No Fun House w/ Glowfriends

Feb. 23rd | Ypsilanti, MI @ Woodruff’s w/ Gun Lake

Feb. 24th | Toledo, OH @ In-store  @ Culture Clash

Feb. 25th | Indianapolis, IN @ tba

Feb. 26th | Nashville, TN @ The Dirks’ House w/ Seth Wood

Feb. 27th | St. Louis, MO @ The Heavy Anchor

Feb. 28th | Bowling Green, KY @ tba

March 1st | Springfield, IL @ tba

March 2nd | Peoria, IL @ 2020 House

March 4th | Milwaukee, WI @ Linneman’s w/ Golden Coins, Jay Flash

March 5th | Minneapolis, MN @ tba w/ Kalispell

March 6th | Eau Claire, WI @ The Mouse Trap w/ Kalispell

March 8th | Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR w/ Molly Sullivan

March 11th | Louisville, KY @ tba

March 13th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 14th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 15th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 16th | Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 17th | Austin, TX @ SXSW Read more…

‘Baptist Girls’ is here!

 

You can now officially pre-order my record ‘Baptist Girls’ from Crossroads of America Records and you can do it right here: http://www.xrarecords.com/catalog/baptist-girls/

 

All of the pre-orders are shipping out right away so get on it. Also, let you record store know that they should stock it in their store and that they can order it from their distributor.

 

I’ll write a lot more about this soon and let you know a few of the reasons why this is one of the most special things I’ve ever done.

 

Thank you so much for even reading this and for being a friend.

 

 

All the best,

 

Scott | Bro. Stephen

Stay Young, Stay Cheery

 

I just wanted to let you all know about a few things.

 

First up, my good buddy Jared at Flannelgraph Records asked me to be a part of his annual instrumental Christmas record this year and it is available for download now. 100% of the proceeds go to Stepping Stones which is a Bloomington, IN-based non-profit that helps teenagers who are experiencing homelessness. Obviously, this is about more than music this time. Also, the songs on this thing are GOOD. Top-notch bands like Dirty Beaches, Dolorean, Burnt Ones, Frank Lenz (Starflyer 59) Mike Adams At His Honest Weight, Sleeping Bag, Homecomings, and more (including yours truly) all contributed instrumental songs invoking what the holidays mean to them. My song is called “Donuts” and I’m really, really happy with it. I’m really just proud to be a part of this awesome comp.

 

Also, I’m playing a show next weekend and its a doozy! It’s Stay Young Fest in Ft. Wayne, IN and I’ll be playing alongside folks like Frontier(s), Brett Detar (The Juliana Theory), Metavari, Frank Schweikhardt, and lots more. It’ll be a good time friends. Please come on out if you are able.

 

Also, I have lot of wonderful things to share with you soon. Please keep your ears to the ground and I’ll try to make sure that the buffalo come soon.

 

 

xoxox,

Brother Stephen

Release Day and Record Release Show Info!

 

It is here upon us. We were going to sit on this a little longer, but really wanted to share this with you now. My 7″ vinyl record entitled Patrons Of The Arts is now available to order from Crossroads of America Records! So, if you did not have a chance to grab a copy on my fall tour, you can now have it for your very own. Plus, it gets better.

 

On Saturday October 29th (in 2 weeks!) I will be having the record release show at Taylor University in Upland, IN with Asthmatic Records artist My Brightest Diamond. I’m really excited about this one.

 

Please tell your friends and your family and help us get the word out. Many thanks…

 

All my love and appreciation,

 

Scott | Bro. Stephen