New Jersey's Steve "Delicate Steve" Marion and his crew will play tonight at The High Watt with support from local psych-pop ensemble Colorfeels. Contributor Sean L. Maloney spoke with Marion and wrote a feature in advance of tonight's show. Here's a little excerpt:
"We had a break in between January and March touring," says Marion, "and we all got together in our drummer's parents' school house in Western Massachusetts and started to work on songs."
It is one thing to find out that a favorite act is working on a new record — it's an entirely different thing to find out that Delicate Steve is making a new record. And not "Delicate Steve" the bedroom recording studio wiz who created Positive Force (one of the most lyrical and beautiful instrumental records of 2012), but Delicate Steve the ensemble. For all of the wonder of Positive Force, the songs truly reach their zeniths when the band members get their hands on them in a live context. So the idea that this band will be getting in on the ground floor of the next batch of songs is ... well, it's really good news.
"It's kind of like the ending of this whole chapter, and the beginning of a new chapter," says Marion.
Tonight's show starts at 9 p.m., and it'll cost you $8. And while you're at it, pop in next door at Mercy Lounge, where tonight's free 8 off 8th will be hosted by Christopher "Teddy Gram" Rhea and feature performances from Hurts to Laugh, Matt Friction, Black Sea Royalty, Brandon Jazz and His Armed Forces and more.