The Stepkids Troubadour on LP
The Stepkids are a trio who came together in 2009 after a decade of working in bands with some of the industry's biggest names, creating a unique brand of modern psychedelic soul. The Bridgeport, CT-based band - Jeff Gitelman (guitar, vocals), Dan Edinberg (bass, keys, vocals) and Tim Walsh (drums, vocals) - gleefully blend classic jazz, R&B, funk, 70s pop/rock and countless other genres and styles.
The release of their 2011 self-titled debut album and the praise for their visually psychedelic live show led to tours with Kimbra, Mayer Hawthorne, Grace Potter, Mates of State and The Horrors. The result of the experience gained and lessons learned since the release of The Stepkids can be heard throughout their 2013 follow-up album Troubadour, out on Stones Throw Records.
The album features "Sweet Salvation," released as a single and video in late 2012; "Moving Pictures," performed by the band on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly; and "The Art of Forgetting" performed as part of the "In The Red Bull Studio" series. Rolling Stone premiered the single "The Lottery" a song that Gitelman describes as being about "the gamble of different sides of life: The gamble of love, the gamble of business, and the general risk of following your heart."