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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Rising: The Stepkids
The latest addition to Stones Throw's ever-growing, Hip-Hop genre-straying roster are The Stepkids. Tim Walsh (drums), Jeff Gitelman (guitar), and Dan Edinberg (bass/keys) - 3 singer/songwriters - [along with live additions, Fred Dileone and Jesse Mann] make up the group.
Together crafting a brand of Psychedelic [Zappa-esque] Jazz/Folk Rock, the 3 core members have previously spent time touring with Alicia Keys, 50 Cent, Lauryn Hill, and Indie Punk band Zox, as well as recording commissioned music for movies/TV commercials.
The Stepkids join the likes of Stones Throw's varied genre signees (Tony Cook, James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dâm-Funk, and Gary Wilson). Rumored 2011-12 additions also include Vex Ruffian, Bryant K., and the artist formerly known as "Danimals" - DJanimals.
The Stepkids' [limited edition] "Shadows On Behalf" / "La La" 12" will be released in April, with their self-titled Stones Throw debut LP to follow in the Fall.
A few other assorted tracks are available over @ the band's webpage, in the form of mp3 downloads and "cheap music videos."