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Chris Stamey to release LOVESICK BLUES February 5, 2013

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“This record is the closest  I’ve ever gotten to the sound I hear in my head  in the middle of the night,” Chris Stamey  says of his  new Yep Roc Records release, Lovesick Blues, set for  February 5, 2013 release. “It’s always the quiet  ones that sound the loudest in the  dark.”

As  a solo artist, producer, arranger, studio  entrepreneur and founder of seminal indie combo  the dB’s, the North Carolina-bred  singer/songwriter/guitarist has built a beloved  and influential catalog that’s earned him the  devotion of a far-ranging fan base and won him  enduring status as a godfather to the Southern  alternative pop community.

Lovesick  Blues is Stamey’s first full-length release  since A Question of Temperature, his  2005 collaboration with Yo La Tengo. The new  album follows on the heels of Falling Off  the Sky, the long-awaited, much-acclaimed  reunion album of the dB’s, as well as Stamey’s  involvement as musical director and orchestrator  for a series of all-star concert performances of  Big Star’s classic Third album in New  York, London, Austin and Carrboro,  NC.

While  his prior work has established Stamey as an  incisive songwriter, compelling performer and  innovative sonic architect, Lovesick  Blues finds the artist staking out some new  songwriting territory, with inspired results.  Such vividly forthright new tunes as “Skin,”  “London,” “Wintertime” and “I Wrote This Song  for You” deliver bittersweet, personal lyrics  and inventive acoustic arrangements that employ  strings, woodwinds and vocal harmonies to evoke  the songs’ emotional  landscapes.

The  resulting album is a landmark for Stamey,  balancing his new songs’ unfiltered emotional  honesty with the effortless melodic craft that’s  always been a hallmark of his  work.

Check out Stamey’s past records – A Question of Temperature and Travels In The South – available here at the Yep Roc Store.

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