It’s a lame album cover but the guitar rock instrumentals found on Delicate Steve’s third album are anything but lame. Lots of different styles but they are all toe tapping good, with a fantastic sense of whimsy. Delicate Steve (aka Steve Marion) is a hard working axe man, playing with folks like Sondre Lerche and Yeasayer and he’s put together quite a set of tunes on This Is Steve. I’ll toss out a few good ones here, but I urge you to give it a listen on your favorite stream service now!
Here’s Cartoon Rock, a song he imagines “what cartoon music might actually sound like if ZZ Top were the genre’s founding fathers.”
And here’s Nightlife, a rolicking call back to 80s video game music, it seems: