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Hear Delicate Steve Sing on Beautiful New Track ‘Two Lovers’

Delicate Steve / Photo by Joe Appaluccio

On Positive Force, his sophomore effort (due July 10 via David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label), Jersey native “Delicate” Steve Marion throws us another curveball: he sings. Though the guitar acrobatics that made his roughly hewn (and totally instrumental) debut shimmer can still be relished from end to end, the warm, titular refrain that blankets the second half of “Two Lovers” is a most welcome addition.

Also: during the last week of May, Luaka Bop, in conjunction with Parte, will launch a four day-long “public and private installation event in spaces across the isle of Manhattan.” It’s “equal parts 21st Century scavenger hunt, listening party, and conceptual art installation” that will encourage listeners to engage with Positive Force across the city. “Playbutton apparatuses” will be “anchored” to ten different locations, each set to play one song from the record. When listeners check-in at each location via Facebook, they’ll be entered into a raffle to win a private Delicate Steve performance. Locations are set to be announced on so keep your eyeballs peeled.


Delicate Steve Tour Dates:
May 17 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
June 1 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Contemporary Arts Center
June 11 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
June 12 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse
June 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
June 14 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
June 18 – Washington DC @ DC9
June 19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
June 20 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
June 21 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
June 22 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
June 23 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
June 24 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
June 29 – Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
June 30 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
July 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
July 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
July 5-8 – Quincy CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
July 10 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s Original
July 11 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
July 12 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean