Yep Roc will be releasing Chris Stamey’s new album, Lovesick Blues, on 2/5/13. Noise Trade is offering 5 free Chris Stamey songs, including “Astronomy” from his new album. Get the songs by visiting Noise Trade HERE.
Additionally, Stamey encourages you to get out and exercise your right to vote today with the video below.
Growing up in Winston-Salem, NC, Chris Stamey made his earliest ventures into recording with a series of homemade avant-garde experiments with future Let’s Active leader Mitch Easter during grade school, then studied formal composition at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 1977 Stamey moved to New York, where he played bass with Alex Chilton before forming the dB’s. The dB’s recorded a pair of albums, 1981’s Stands for Decibels and 1982’s Repercussion, that remain indie-pop landmarks. Stamey then departed for a solo career. On February 5, 2013, Yep Roc will release, Lovesick Blues, his first full-length release since A Question of Temperature, his 2005 collaboration with Yo La Tengo. It follows the release 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.