Thursday, June 4, 2015

Euphoric For Chris Stamey's New Album

The Granite Shore, the Catenary Wires and now Chris Stamey. For the third time in three weeks, I have a new album in heavy rotation. It's been a while since that has happened. The 60-year-old Stamey has been on fire. He followed up the 2012 dB's reunion album 'Falling Off the Sky' with the lush orchestral pop of the moody 'Lovesick Blues,' one of my 10 favorite albums of 2013. Where do you go from there? Well, thanks in part to his teenage daughter spinning 'Rubber Soul' and 'Revolver' at home, Stamey turns up the guitar a bit and let's himself get lost in the sounds of the '60s.

Stamey gets help from a stable of stars, including Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, Pat Sansone of Wilco, the Uptown Horns and, especially, old pal (and one of my biggest heroes) Mitch Easter. It's great to hear Stamey plugged in again while also embracing what he learned on 'Lovesick Blues.' These new songs are going to be a real treat to eventually hear live. Give 'Euphoria' a listen below.

Photo: Gail Goers


Scott said...

Just finished listening to the whole album for the third time Brian and have duly purchased it online. Loving it, best album I have heard so far in 2015. Nothing much original going on, but when the songs are as good as this who cares ? Be great if he plays over here in the UK, these tracks would really come into their own live. Still looks great at 60 in that pic as well.

McPop said...

It's funny you would post about this album today. I ordered it and just came in today! I haven't had a chance to listen yet but I'm very excited to give it a spin, especially after your glowing review!

Brian said...

Hi boys. McPop, I assumed this one would be on your shopping list. You're in for a treat. Scott, there is no better feeling than aiding in a sale. Glad you're going to get it. I left you a note at your place, but you got me to buy some Terry & Gerry the other day. Well done.