Feature: The Leak — Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends – “Nobody’s Darlin” and “All Over the City”

Steph_Stewart___the_Boyfriends_ND_CoverSteph Stewart & The Boyfriends is a band grown from the ground up, with a sound as tall and full as a giant oak tree. Their new LP, Nobody’s Darlin’, out 5/30, is a righteous affair that will surely turn some heads. Sure, they’ve got a solid handful of followers and loyal devotees (who will inevitably be excited at this sneak peek), but this is a band that has quietly been producing some of the most quality folk music in the country for several years now, and they deserve your attention. Steph Stewart’s voice, one part Loretta Lynn and one part Gillian Welch, is equally matched by her incredible ensemble of “Boyfriends”, all of whom contribute to the arrangements, writing, and production of the record.  Recorded at the famed Fidelitorium (Wilco, R.E.M., Squirrel Nut Zippers, Avett Bros., Ben Folds Five, The Mountain Goats, etc. etc.), the result is a crisp and tasteful soundscape, featuring plenty of vocal harmonies and well-played stringed instruments.  It’s a tightly knit, and deliberately arranged sound you’ll have on repeat for weeks. CanIMayI is exclusively streaming two of the tracks in anticipation of the release.  Give em’ a listen immediately, and then, do yourself a favor and pre-order the album here.

-Jeb

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