Sunday, October 11, 2015

Steven A. Clark: Can't Have + Not Ready

Arkansas born/North Carolina raised Steven A. Clark has been based in Miami since 2006. He released his mostly self-produced debut nine-track EP 'Stripes' in 2011 and followed it up in early 2012 with the not so subtly titled full-length 'Fornication Under Consent of the King'.  He dropped his third full-length album 'The Lonely Roller' last month. (NOTE: 'The Lonely Roller' will be released in the UK and continental Europe November 13.)

While the (video) track "Can't Have" is quite good, the superb "Not Ready" from 'Fornication Under Consent of the King' is my personal favorite, especially owing to the sublime vocals. Unfortunately, since no video was ever produced to accompany 'Not Ready', the audio will have to suffice.

Tour: Clark will be at next week's CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, performing October 13 and 16. Between November 2 and 8 he has four shows in the UK and continental Europe. November 11-25 he has close to a dozen shows in North America, including two dates in Toronto and Montreal.