Stephen Steinbrink's Condensed Nothing Available to Order From Holy Page Records
When I interviewed Stephen Steinbrink and Christian Filardo for this a column in this week's paper about Kickstarter, I had no idea that they had teamed up for Condensed Nothing, a new cassette from Steinbrink issued on Filardo's Holy Page Records label.
Stephen Steinbrink, Condensed Nothing
Drawing on recordings made between December 5-23, the cassette represents the three recording from Steinbrink in just under a year, following Rennett, and Desert Wasn't Welcome, which is to say, the guy records an awful lot.
If you're a follower of Steinbrink's music, you know what to expect -- flowing, oddly tuned electric guitars, funky accompaniment, and Steinbrink's singular voice. You can listen to the song beyond the jump.
Condensed Nothing finds Steinbrink in a distinctly pop-focused mode (pretty much a given when Culture Club is mentioned in promo materials), with plenty of piano to help give the proceedings a kind of stately, lonesome feel.
The record comes just as Steinbrink heads out a short tour with Key Losers.
SHOWS w/ Key Losers and the Finches
January 4th, 2012
Los Angeles CA, - The Smell
247 S. Main St
January. 6th, 2012
Irvine, CA - UC Irvine Campus
w/ Foot Foot
January 7th, 2012
Long Beach, CA - Speakeasy Art Gallery
1679 W. 9th St
January 8th, 2012
Isla Vista, CA - BIKO
No longer w/ Key Losers and the FInches
January 10th, 2012
Phoenix, AZ - Funny World
w/ Arrington de Dionysio, Sungsang
You can pick up the cassette from Holy Page Records.