“Universe-sized Arms” is a strange-bird of a song, so much like the earliest of Chris Stamey’s triumphs but also like something else entirely.
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Connections to their shared history stream through every quiet moment of Chris Stamey’s new song with Mitch Easter — and even more light.
A nocturnal gust of sadness, Chris Stamey’s Lovesick Blues is a soundtrack to an endless, impossibly vivid night of heartbreak — dark, impossibly dark, but at the same time beautiful.
Check out an exclusive advance stream of “Anyway,” from Chris Stamey’s upcoming album Lovesick Blues, due on February 5, 2013 from Yep Roc Records.
Chris Stamey, up until recently, hadn’t issued a new long-player since he worked with Yo La Tengo on 2005’s A Question of Temperature, and last recorded a full album with his old band the dB’s in 1982.
Peter Holsapple, long-time leader of the newly reunited dB’s, joins us to discusss the band’s rocky early years, working with Mitch Easter and R.E.M., and how he and Chris Stamey eventually reunited the original lineup to produce the triumphal new release Falling Off the Sky … “AMPLIFIER,” with THE dB’s (REPERCUSSION, 1982): A rockabilly Holsapple number that ended up becomingRead More
The reunited dB’s come storming out on Falling Off the Sky, quickly dispensing with the expected sheen of comfy nostalgia from the opening track.
The dB’s will release a new song called “Revolution of the Mind” for free download through their Web site.