Stella Donnelly – Tricks
Today Steven A. Clark releases his sophomore LP, Where Neon Goes to Die. With one foot in the 80s pop / R&B that Clark grew up and the other in contemporary club the album flows in the vein of a Peter Gabriel meets Frank Ocean; a juxtaposition that feels new but familiar with Miami (Clark’s residence) as the backdrop.
It’s the city where Clark’s lifelong love of music became a full-time pursuit, and also happens to be an enormous playground filled with temptations for a budding young artist. Where Neon Goes to Die explores a complex relationship full of highs and lows created by the temptations. From sultry pop to heart aching ballads, the album retells Clark’s travels through the city’s nocturnal fantasyland through hooky, R&B-infused synth pop.
Over the course of months, Clark and Boys Noize built up eight songs written by Clark (plus two written by his uncle) by bouncing them back and forth over email until the two came together at Boys Noize’s Berlin studio for the final sessions, where they had enough distance from the city at the center of the album to properly capture its essence. You can listen to the first offering from the album “Feel This Way” way above, and see Clark’s dates as direct support on the fall Chromeo tour below.
Steven A. Clark Tour Dates
9/10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum *
9/12 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison *
9/13 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *
9/17 – Louisville, KY – Headliners *
9/18 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater *
9/19 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant *
9/21 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater *
9/22 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
9/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls *
9/25 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head *
9/27 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
9/28 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore *
9/29 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa *
10/1 – Brooklyn, NY – BK Steel *
10/4 – Hartford, CT – College Street Music Hall *
10/5 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds *
10/6 – Portland, ME – State Theater *
* supporting Chromeo
Secretly Canadian is honored to partner with Chimera Music on releasing Yoko Ono’s musical output from 1968 to 1985. Today, on Yoko Ono’s 86th birthday, Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music announce the latest release in the project: Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album (1969) is out now.
Today Alex Cameron announces 'Alex Cameron Live in San Francisco,' out April 19th via Secretly Canadian and Castle Face Records. An intimate evening with Alex and his indispensable sax man,Roy Molloy (beard in briefcase) performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, a classy and lovingly maintained venue originally built in 1907 on Market Street.
Today Jade Bell, ANOHNI, and J. Ralph release new single "KARMA.” The track is available for purchase now via Bandcamp. All proceeds from record sales and donations go directly to Jade’s KIDS, a non-profit foundation, to help support its initiative to creatively inspire youth.
Shura makes a stunning return today with new song “BKLYNLDN.” Available now on her new home of Secretly Canadian, this is the first taste of Shura’s much-anticipated second album, which she is currently working on in the wake of 2016’s celebrated debut, 'Nothing’s Real.'