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LOCAL LISTEN: Bro. Stephen – LEM EP

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Our good friend, Bro. Stephen has had a few hand-made releases, but now in collaboration with Crossroads of America Records and Flannelgraph Records and their Laminar Excursion Monthly, he has a new record to share with us. Here’s the skinny:
The record was record completely live with an all-star band in one afternoon at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN. There are 4 songs clocking in at exactly 20 minutes (the format is a 3″ CD). These songs may be a bit different than what you’d expect from Bro. Stephen, but that’s not a bad thing. The lineup for this recording consisted of Mike Adams (of husband&wife) on guitar, Mike Dixon (Rapider Than Horsepower/DM Stith) on bass, Justin Vollmar (Vollmar, Half-Handed Cloud) on spooky organ, Dave Segedy (DM Stith, Arrah and The Ferns) on drums, Stephanie Kincheloe on vocals, and Scott Kirkpatrick on guitar and vocals.
The tracklist is as follows:
1. “201″
2. “

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3. “You and Others”
4. “Telephone”
For those that don’t know, Bro. Stephen is a harmony-heavy, darker folk-ish band in a similar vein as Bon Iver/Mount Eerie/Bonnie “Prince” Billy that is sometimes solo, sometimes full band (but hardly ever the same band). He is going to be releasing his first 7″ shortly on Crossroads of America Records and it will be the single to his upcoming full-length entitled Baptist Girls coming out on the same label which features vocals and violin from the immensely talented Cheyenne Mize.

TOUR DATES (He is going to be one worn out guy by the end of this!):

-Sept. 23rd | Fort Wayne, IN @ Dash-In w/ Metavari + The Bronzed Chorus*

-Sept. 24th | Bloomington, IN @ XRA Fest Night 1 @ Russian Recording w/ Frank Schweikhardt, Metavari, Alexander the Great, and Either/Or

-Sept. 25th | Bloomington, IN @ XRA Fest Night 2 @ The Bishop w/ husband&wife, Rodeo Ruby Love, Homecomings, Vollmar, and Osteoferocious

-Sept. 26th | Lafayette, IN @ House Show (1721 N. 13th St) w/ John Davey*

-Sept. 27th | Muncie, IN @ T REX!!! (909 W. Rex) w/ Cowboy Angels* 7pm

-Sept. 28th | Lansing, MI/Ann Arbor, MI | Help!*

-Sept. 29th | Gladwin, MI @ The Pond House (782 N. M-18)*

-Sept. 30th | Bay City, MI @ The Loft (more info to come!)*

-Oct. 1st | South Bend, IN @ Subkirke w/ Frontier Ruckus *

-Oct. 2nd | Louisville, KY @ The Cannon House (2001 S Shelby St) w/ The Parade Schedule and K. Miller* early show at 7pm sharp!

-Oct. 3rd | Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern w/ Matt Duncan and Englishman*

-Oct. 4th | Jefferson City, TN @ House Show w/ Jameson McGregor*

-Oct. 5th | Nashville, TN @ Mike’s House (212 Radnor St) w/ The Champion and His Burning Flame*

-Oct. 6th | Brandenburg, KY | House Show w/ Calvin Fackler and Matt Kinder (more info to come)*

-Oct. 7th | Indianapolis, IN @ Calvin Fletcher’s (615 Virginia Ave) w/ Neil Kjeldson and Laura K. Balke*

-Oct. 8th | St. Joe, IN @ The Barn w/ Darkroom*

-Oct. 9th | Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache*

-Oct. 10th | Joliet, IL @ House Show*

-Oct. 11th | Madison, WI @ Project Lodge*

-Oct. 12th | Milwaukee, WI | (more info to come!)

-Oct. 13th | Eau Claire, WI @ Infinitea

-Oct. 14th | Eau Claire, WI @ Grand Little Theatre w/ Laarks

-Oct. 15th | Minneapolis, MN | info to come ^

-Oct. 16th | Omaha, NE | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 17th | Topeka, KS @ House Show! ^

-Oct. 18th | Tulsa, OK/Oklahoma City, OK | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 19th | Denton, TX | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 20th | Austin, TX @ The Carousel Lounge^

-Oct. 20th | Austin, TX | Sleepy Cell Session

-Oct. 21st | Houston, TX @ tba (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 22nd | Baton Rouge, LA | Rooftop House Show!^

-Oct. 23rd | New Orleans, LA @ Neutral Ground^

-Oct. 24th | Mobile, AL | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 25th | Gainesville, FL | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 26th | Orlando, FL | w/ Moor Hound (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 27th | Cocoa Beach, FL @ House Show w/ Moor Hound and Jeremy (from Small Houses)^

-Oct. 28th | Atlanta, GA | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 29th | Athens, GA | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 30th | Greensboro, NC | (more info to come!)^

-Oct. 31st-Nov. 2nd | Charlotte, NC | (more info to come!)

-Nov. 3rd | Roanoke, VA | (more info to come)!

-Nov. 4th | Chattanooga, TN @  Collective Clothing

-Nov. 6th | Virginia Beach, VA @ Winston’s Cafe

-Nov. 7th | Washington, DC | (more info to come!)

-Nov. 8th | Baltimore, MD | House Show w/ Fairgreen (acoustic)^

-Nov. 9th | Philadelphia, PA | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 10th | New York, NY | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 11th | New York, NY | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 12th | New York, NY | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 13th | Scranton, PA | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 14th | Pittsburgh, PA | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 15th | Cleveland, OH | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 16th | Cincinnati, OH | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 17th | Louisville, KY | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 18th | Bowling Green, KY | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 19th | Bloomington, IN | (more info to come!)^

-Nov. 20th | Pierceton, IN | The Blue Lion w/ Laura Balke^

-Nov. 23rd | Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Cat Klub

-Nov. 24th | Eau Claire, WI | (more info to come)

-Dec. 10th | Fort Wayne, IN | House Show

-Dec. 11th | Fort Wayne, IN | 12 Bursts Fest!

*Shows with Frank Schweikhardt

^Shows with John Davey

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