Front Porch Step to release ‘Whole Again’ EP Dec.2 on Pure Noise Records

By on October 10, 2014
Front Porch Step

Columbus based singer-songwriter act Front Porch Step, the acoustic solo project of Jake Mcelfresh, has announced plans to release a new EP titled Whole Again on December 2nd via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation, he has teamed up with today to premiere a stream of the record’s first new song, “A Lovely Mess.” The record will be available digitally as well as on CD and 7” vinyl and can be pre-ordered now at


Stream “A Lovely Mess” now at


Front Porch Step quickly gained notoriety after the release of his debut record Aware in 2013 and has steadily built a rabid following since by connecting with his fans on an intimate level with unfiltered honesty. After performing countless shows in support of the record, Mcelfresh returned to the studio to record his follow up, a  beautiful and passionate EP called Whole Again. The new EP features four tracks including the newly released song “A Lovely Mess,” which was produced by Alan Day of Four Year Strong, and an incredible rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”


“I am more excited about this than I have been for most things in my life,” says Mcelfresh. “This is a treat for my existing fans. The people who have been listening to my stuff for years and need something else in their FPS playlist. I am honored and privileged to be able to work with Alan Day, Ace Enders, and Adam Rourke. I definitely experimented with this EP and I truly love, and believe in the outcome. Having Ace and Alan sing, and play on my songs is just such a ridiculous thought, but it’s real, and that’s mind blowing to me. I hope people enjoy this EP half as much as I enjoyed making it. “


Mcelfresh is currently on the road with State Champs and Handguns for the Pure Noise Records Tour, which will be followed by dates with The Madden Brothers in November.


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Whole Again Tracklisting:

1. A Lovely Mess
2. Heaven Sent
3. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
4. Whole Again


Front Porch Step Tour Dates (w/State Champs, Handguns):

Oct 10 – Cleveland, OH – Agora

Oct 11 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter

Oct 12 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Oct 14 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage

Oct 15 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s

Oct 16 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar

Oct 17 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall

Oct 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

Oct 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock

Oct 20 – Boise, ID – The Shredder

Oct 22 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Oct 23 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

Oct 24 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro

Oct 25 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Oct 28 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile

Oct 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Gasworks

Oct 30 – Austin, TX – Red 7

Oct 31 – Houston, TX – Walter’s

Nov 1 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West

Nov 2 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory

Nov 4 – Nashville, TN – The End

Nov 5 – Columbus, OH – Woodland’s Tavern

Nov 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar

Nov 7 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java

Nov 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary

Nov 9 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

Dec 27 – Chicago, IL – Metro (Holiday Show w/Real Friends)


Front Porch Step Tour Dates (w/The Madden Brothers):

Nov 17 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues

Nov 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Nov 20 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

Nov 21 – Boston, MA – Paradise

Nov 23 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Nov 24 – Washington, DC – 930 Club


Front Porch Step Tour Dates (w/Man Overboard, State Champs & More):

Dec 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Lost Tape Collective Holiday Show @ TLA


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