Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

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Steve Thompson is poised to release his second album Score this spring. The album is the first of three planned full-length records to be released in the 2009 calendar year.

Biography

Steve Thompson is poised to release his second album Score this spring. The album is the first of three planned full-length records to be released in the 2009 calendar year. While Allusions To A God featured personal lyrics and psychedelic sonic textures, Score finds Thompson exploring the realm of electronic music with lyrics dealing more with the world at large and everyday perceptions of reality. Score showcases Thompson's growth as a songwriter and musician as he weaves a sonic landscape with each of the album's ten tracks.

Wasteland, the instrumental opener, paints a bleak picture with the use of mechanical drum machine beats and guitar feedback. As the album progresses, Thompson utilizes many electronic sounds while still retaining his signature style of songwriting. Numbers features three dissonant acoustic guitar parts and lyrics dealing with the unpredictable nature of life. The album features several full-blown electronic tracks such as the dance-inspired Home and the delay-heavy synth-driven Again. Down, the first single lifted from the record, travels the spectrum from piano-driven rock to an all out psychedelic/industrial crossover.

While Score marks an important milestone for Thompson, it is simply the beginning of an exciting year of releases. The next album is planned for release in the fall followed by the last of the 2009 trilogy at the tail end of the year.

Live, Steve Thompson is joined by Stephen Peck (ex-Zao) on drums, Dave Trinh (ex-States of Melba) on tenor saxophone and second guitar, and Tony Regola on electric bass. This line-up plays and rehearses regularly bringing an exciting sound to each venue they play.

Discography

The Enigmatic Standard (EP)
Allusions To A God
Blanket Statement (EP)
Blanket Statement II (EP)
Score
Steve Thompson is Live (EP)

Set List

Set list varies slightly in order and tracklist each time, but the following songs have all been rehearsed and may make set-lists:

* Double Portion, Spanish Rise
* Swan Song
* Thoughts Assemble
* Allusions To A God
* Badge (Cream Cover)
* The End of Insight
* NoVA
* I Know
* Realization
* Fear of Flying
* Traveling West Blues
* Bubble King
* Darius
* Harsh Dose of Reality
* Ishmael's Axe
* Power Lines
* Tithes & Offerings
* Under A Kind Tree
* Last of Species
* Polythene Pam (Beatles Cover)
* Sick Boys (Social Distortion Cover)
* Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)
* Dumb (Nirvana Cover)
* How Many More Years? (Howlin' Wolf Cover)