Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Stepkids (self-titled)

"The Stepkids are one of the most eclectic bands in music today with a self described sound of 'a fusion of punk and jazz, West African and 1960s folk, neo and classic soul, classic funk and 20th century classical.' The band also perform one of the most unique live shows and are not to be missed at this year's SXSW. Radiohead's Thom Yorke recently gave mention to them as being musical delight on his playlist. Dan Edinberg of The Stepkids answers our questions: ... When did you form? Dan Edinberg: Jeff and I have been close friends since we were teenagers. We met on a jazz gig in New Haven CT in the summer of 1998 - we were both playing around the area heavily and once we played together it was an instant connection. We recorded a jazz LP that summer and kept in touch through the years hoping to one day do a serious project together. Tim and Jeff met in the early 2000s. Tim had his own studio in Bridgeport, CT, and Jeff started going there to record his solo stuff. One day in 2009 I dropped by, and before we knew the three of us had recorded a song together. ... What bands are most influential to The Stepkids? Dan Edinberg: Kraftwerk and Pink Floyd are our two biggies. Both created an enigma that transcends each individual band member. ..." (Rahilla Zafar, "What's Hot on Thom  Yorke's Playlist: The Stepkids," Huffington Post, 3/8/12).

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