|MH-292 Steffaloo - Heart Beats
Steffaloo returns with a new Mush full-length, Heart Beats, her first all electronic release. Over the past two years, Steffaloo has made a name for herself both with her guitar, voice, and tape-hiss based releases Meet Me In Montauk, and Would You Stay, and with a series of guest spots for releases of electronic producers. With Heart Beats, Steffaloo calls in production favors from some of her friends and collects them for her first all electronic release. Whether on Chrome Sparks' Italo Disco inspired "Eyes For You", the Jesus & Mary Chain influenced production of Stumbleine on "You're Not There", or the myriad of electronic styles producers Sun Glitters, Different Sleep, Eliot, Slow Magic, Moon Bounce, Nknwn, Gracie, Andrea and Shak contribute, Steffaloo's voice and personal songwriting shine through. Heart Beats is the release fans of Steffaloo's work with producers Blackbird Blackbird, xxyyxx, Sacred Animals or Germany Germany have been waiting for.
|Steffaloo is giving those fans what they have been craving. It’s an impressive undertaking - The Deli / I can say with little doubt that this has just become one of my most anticipated releases for 2013 - Indie Shuffle / The results, unsurprisingly, are awesome - Turntable Kitchen
|Recording as Steffaloo, Los Angeles native Steph Thompson has in a very short time captivated indie music fans with releases in two distinct styles. Her 2011 self-released debut, Meet Me In Montauk, and her 2012 Mush full-length, Would You Stay, surround the beauty that bursts from her songs with acoustic guitar, ukulele, piano, simple percussion and lots of white noise. The feel is intimate bedroom pop, as if the songs are her way of finding the courage to stop her heart from swallowing her whole. Praise has been swift to come her way, with performances at SXSW, CMJ, FMLY Fest, glowing reviews, notice in the Los Angeles Times, and her very own Daytrotter Session. In addition to Steffaloo’s stripped-down solo material, she has teamed up with a number of acclaimed electronic producers as a guest on their albums. Her work with Blackbird Blackbird, Sun Glitters, Teen Daze, Chrome Sparks and others has been featured in important outlets including The Fader and introduced a whole new fanbase to her work. - The Venom Blog