Launches NYC PlayButton Installation Event
“an exciting new voice – that just happens to be wordless – blending polyrhythmic beats and psychedelic electronics with exhilarating guitar pop.” – NPR
NY-based multi-instrumentalist Delicate Steve (aka Steve Marion) has premiered “Two Lovers” with SPIN, the second single off of hisPositive Force LP, out July 10 with Luaka Bop. Positive Force is Marion’s dedication to hyper-melody– put simply, the ability to make you ready and able to sing his wordless songs. The LP follows his debut Wondervisions, which was praised by New York Times, SPIN, American Songwriter, with the song “Butterfly” recently named one of the best singles of 2011 by NPR. Marion will embark on a summer national tour behind the sophomore album, including dates with tUnE-yArDs and Yeasayer.
In celebration of the release, Luaka Bop, in conjunction with Parte, are launching a four-day long public and private installation event in spaces across the isle of Manhattan. Equal parts 21st Century scavenger hunt, listening party, and conceptual art installation– 10 playbutton apparatuses will be anchored in 10 locations — each playbuttoncontaining a song from Positive Force. With locations to be announced, and mapping instructions to come, this trip through Positive Force will take listeners on a multi-sensory journey through the city- a nod to Positive Force‘s transportive energies. Listeners will be able to check in on Facebook at each location, with those taking in the entirety of Positive Force entered into a raffle for a private Delicate Steve show. This will happen May 31 – June 3 with locations to be announced at www.delicatesteve.com.
6/10/2012 – Contemporary Arts Center – Cincinnati, Ohio^
6/11/2012 – Wexner Center for the Arts – Columbus, Ohio^
6/12/2012 – Mr Smalls Fun House – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania^
6/13/2012 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, New York^
6/14/2012 – Pearl Street Ballroom – Northampton, MA^
6/18/2012 – DC9 – Washington D.C.
6/19/2012 – The National – Richmond, Virginia#
6/20/2012 – Orange Peel – Asheville, North Carolina#
6/21/2012 – Bijou Theater – Knoxville, Tennessee#
6/22/2012 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, Tennessee#
6/23/2012 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, Kentucky#
6/24/2012 – The 20th Century Theater – Cincinnati, Ohio#
6/29/2012 – Visual Arts Collective – Garden City, ID
6/30/2012 – Holocene – Portland, OR
7/01/2012 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
7/03/2012 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
7/05-08/2012 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, California
7/10/2012 – Moe’s Original – Engelwood, CO